News Brief

COVID-19 increases continue

Webster County added three COVID-19 cases Wednesday, ending at a total of 103 by the end of the day. The vast majority of the cases in the county have come in the last month. On May 18, the county’s total was 13. On June 3, the total was 47, less than half of what it is now. June 4 was ...

Webster County hits 100 COVID-19 cases

Webster County has entered triple-digits with its total of COVID-19 cases, passing 100 on Tuesday. Webster County Public Health confirmed 100 cases. The Iowa Department of Public health has tallied 101, as of Tuesday at 3 p.m. Of those, 75 have recovered. The cases fall into the following ...

Blanden announces hours change

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., is temporarily changing its hours for visitors during COVID-19. The museum will be closed Sunday through Tuesday. Hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays until further notice. For more information, visit www.blanden.org.

Traffic to be restricted on Veterans Bridge

Veterans Bridge on First Avenue South will be limited to one lane of traffic today and Wednesday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic to alternate using the one open lane of the bridge. The bridge will be closed to pedestrians.

Part of Charles Street to be closed for storm sewer work

The 400 block of Charles Street will be closed beginning at 7 a,m. Tuesday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. Crews will be repairing a damaged storm sewer. When the work is done, the trench will be filled, but the asphalt won’t be replaced until late June or early July.

Police investigate apartment incident

Fort Dodge police are working to identify suspects after a man in the 300 block of Avenue M West claimed he was assaulted and robbed Thursday morning. Officers were dispatched to Avenue M West around 10:15 a.m. to respond to the report at Westridge Townhomes. “It was evident that the male ...