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Fast-charging for electric vehicles coming to Fort Dodge

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Electric vehicle owners may soon have a place to charge their motors in Fort Dodge. MidAmerican Energy Co., headquartered in Des Moines, announced on Wednesday its plan to establish a network of electric vehicle fast-charging stations throughout Iowa. Fort Dodge was included in a list ...

PHYLLIS J. COFFIN

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ROLFE — Phyllis J. Coffin, 84, of Duluth Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at her home in Duluth, Minnesota. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 5, 2019, at the Clinton-Garfield Cemetery near Rolfe. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. ...

Scranton man charged with taking female’s purse

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A Scranton man is in custody after allegedly taking a purse from a female at a local shopping center and later running on foot from Fort Dodge police, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Christopher James Lehrkamp, 33, is charged with first-degree theft, a class C felony and ...

Sales tax holiday starts today

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Shoppers can enjoy some savings today and tomorrow with the return of Iowa’s annual sales tax holiday. The holiday began at 12:01 a.m. today and will run until midnight tomorrow. During that time, no sales tax will be collected on most clothing and regular footwear under $100. Sales tax ...

Go and Do: Aug. 2, 2019

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SATURDAY in the northwest corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot. FORT DODGE — Ja-Mar Cruise is 5 to 9 p.m. TODAY at Ja-Mar Drive In, 329 S. 25th St. Registration is free and door prizes will be given away. The event is ...

A rat, a frog, a chicken and a snake…

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GOWRIE — Caa the Kenyan sand boa got to make a whole bunch of new friends Wednesday when Blank Park Zoo educator Melissa Marshall took it around to meet everyone attending a Gowrie Public Library sponsored visit at the Heartland Community Room. Marshall asked the crowd what they thought ...

Open house to be held for Callender’s library director

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CALLENDER — A farewell celebration will be held on Aug. 16 for Tina Twito, the director of the Callender Heritage Library. The open house will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the library. Twito has served as director for 16 years. Cards may be sent to: Tina Twito, Callender Heritage ...

News of Record: Aug. 1, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday Criminal mischief was reported in the 10 block of Johnson Place. Criminal mischief was reported in the 400 block of North Second Street. Three domestic calls were reported. A person with a weapon was reported in the 1600 block of Third Avenue ...

Wild Rose prepares for sports betting

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Wild Rose Entertainment is making final preparations which will allow Fort Dodge area residents to place sports bets later this month, according to information from the casino company. Wild Rose secured sports betting licenses from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on Tuesday for its ...

Cady heads national judicial groups

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Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, of Fort Dodge, assumes the top leadership roles of two national judicial organizatons today. He is now the president of the Conference of Chief Justices. He is also the chairman of the board of the National Center for State Courts. Cady will ...

Connections acquires Cornerstone

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A Fort Dodge property management company has tripled its size with a recent acquisition, according to a broker for the firm. Connections Property Management assumed operations of Cornerstone Property Management on Monday. “It’s a good growth pattern for what we have going on,” said ...

National Night Out

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National Night Out is returning to Fort Dodge, offering an opportunity for law enforcement and public safety officials to interact with the public. This year’s National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fort Dodge city square, just outside the Fort Dodge Public ...

From our files: July 31, 2019

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10 Years ago: July 31, 2009 NEWS: Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band performed at Iowa Central. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Solon 8-4 in baseball. 25 Years ago: July 31, 1994 NEWS: Marvin Boehme was hired as superintendent of the Prairie Valley Community School District. SPORTS: Mel ...

News of Record: July 31, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday Harassment was reported at North 12th Street and Second Avenue North. A fight was reported in the 10 block of North 10th Street. A hit and run was reported in the 900 block of Fifth Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 900 block of South 17th ...

‘We are trying to run down some leads’

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The Webster County Sheriff’s Department is following up on leads as authorities continue to search for the man who crashed a stolen truck from Iowa County at 170th Street and Samson Avenue this past Saturday. “We are trying to run down some leads,” Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs ...

Humboldt supervisors terminate animal control officer contract

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DAKOTA CITY — Humboldt County Supervisors terminated the animal control officer contract with Merri Hansen Monday, following a storm of publicity and social media outrage that led Humboldt Community Animal Shelter’s board of directors to also sever ties with her. “With all that is going ...

Webster supervisors finalize rezoning, approve confinement

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Webster County Supervisors on Tuesday accepted a resignation, filed the treasurer’s semiannual report, approved final consideration of a rezoning and approved a master matrix for a new swine finisher confinement. Re-zoning finalized Supervisors gave final approval to amend Zoning ...

Legacy at home plate

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BADGER — “When I think of the Pedersons, I think baseball,” said Carol Hanson. A resident since 1991, Hanson knew of the Pederson legacy before she even moved to Badger, and decades before their name came to be a more literal fixture in the community through a sign unveiled this week ...