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Road closure announced on North Ninth Street

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Weather permitting, beginning Monday, for approximately one week, traffic on North Ninth Street between Second Avenue North to Eighth Avenue North will experience intermittent closures. Local traffic will have access and detours will be in place.

CJ Bio America expansion wins state support

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Tax breaks to support an expansion of the CJ Bio America plant in Webster County were approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority Friday morning. The authority’s board voted to award the company incentives through the state’s High Quality Jobs Program. Specifically, it gave the ...

FOD Walk returns to Fort Dodge

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Fort Dodge residents of all ages are invited to come together and celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up the downtown area. The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is hosting its annual FOD Walk on April 22. “FOD” stands for “foreign objects and debris.” This will be the 15th ...

COVID-19 vaccine offered at pharmacy

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Daniel Pharmacy, 1114 Central Ave., will offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today and Saturday. To make an appointment for a vaccine, go to the website danielpharmacy.com.

News of Record: April 16, 2021

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Police Logs FORT DODGE Wednesday Two domestic calls were reported. An unknown problem was reported in the 1000 block of First Avenue South. An unknown problem was reported in the 1300 block of Fifth Avenue South. A noise disturbance was reported in the 3100 block of North 15th ...

Right at home

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SAC CITY — Jessica Pierce will have the opportunity to help businesses thrive in the same city she has called home for most of her life. Pierce, a 2015 East Sac High School graduate, is the new executive director of the Sac City Chamber Main Street program. She began her duties March 3. ...

Waiting on the pig

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Paved sidewalks and a stone octagon plaza sit at the southwest corner of the Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center property. That space is reserved for something special. In the coming weeks, a 2,000 pound pig will be placed there. No, not an actual live pig — a sculpture of Floyd of ...

Kossuth County hog confinement fined by DNR

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BURT — A Kossuth County hog confinement operation is facing thousands of dollars of penalties from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources over late materials management plan update and compliance fee submissions. According to an administrative consent order from the DNR, North Iowa Custom ...

Go and Do: April 16, 2021

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Around the area LEHIGH — Lehigh Methodist Church Spring Supper is 5 to 7 p.m. SATURDAY at the Lehigh Methodist Church. The menu is scalloped potatoes and ham, salad, fresh baked roll and pie. Tickets are $8 per person with children age 4 and under free. The meal will be served dine in, ...

Grand contributions to the community

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The founders of the organization responsible for beautifying Fort Dodge parks, streets and schools have been named the grand marshals of the 2021 Frontier Days Parade. Jan and Phyllis Wilson, the couple who founded Pride In Community Appearance, were surprised with the announcement on ...

Sheriff responds to sex offender concerns

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Webster County Sheriff Luke Fleener acknowledged concern on Wednesday about a local resident who is on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry while being active in his church. After concerns were raised, Fleener investigated the issue and determined that the individual, Cameron Shane Giovanelli, is ...

News of Record: April 15, 2021

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Police Logs FORT DODGE Tuesday Three domestic calls were reported. Criminal mischief was reported in the 1400 block of South 27th Street. A car accident was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 1400 block of South 22nd Street. A ...

Breaking new ground

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A groundbreaking was held Wednesday morning for the new location of KC Nielsen Ltd., an authorized John Deere dealership. Webster City and Hamilton County officials, along with members of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at the construction site just south of Webster City ...

DNR investigating manure spill in Kossuth County

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WEST BEND — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a manure spill and fish kill that happened Wednesday in rural Kossuth County. The DNR responded to the manure spill in Lotts Creek, about two miles northeast of West Bend, on Wednesday afternoon. According to a press ...

Halfway house resident reported escaped due to technical glitch

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A man who was reported as an escapee of the Fort Dodge Residential Facility in March was reported absent due to a technical glitch, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections. On March 26, Matthew Ray Patten, 39, was reported as an escapee when he apparently failed to report to work and ...