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MidAmerican suspends disconnections for nonpayment

To support customers experiencing financial hardship or isolation as a result of the pandemic threat, MidAmerican Energy has temporarily suspended all disconnections for nonpayment. The company will work with customers who are impacted economically by COVID-19 by waiving deposits and fees ...

FDCSD Kindergarten and TK roundups postponed indefinitely

The Fort Dodge Community School District Kindergarten and TK Roundups were scheduled to take place in the elementary schools next week, March 23-27. Due to the extended school closure in response to COVID-19, all roundups have been postponed indefinitely. In order to prepare to provide ...

Hy-Vee, Walmart to reserve shopping time for people at risk

Hy-Vee stores announced on Wednesday that it will be reserving one hour of shopping time prior to its new opening time each day for customers considered “high-risk.” From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., seven days a week, shoppers ages 60 and older, expectant mothers and those with an underlying health ...

Controlled burns planned at Brushy Creek

LEHIGH — Prescribed burning will take place at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area beginning this month and continuing through May, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Smoke from these controlled burns will be highly visible and may be dispersed over nearby homes. The ...

Yard waste site at Central Garage closed

Yard waste site at the city of Fort Dodge central garage is closed until further notice. Curbside yard waste pickup begins on April 3. Requests need to be submitted by noon on Thursdays. The city prefers the public submit their request by using SeeClickFix through the city’s website ...