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The Messenger continues to be your key source during the pandemic

Our commitment to the community remains unchanged

The continued COVID-19 pandemic looms over all aspects of our lives like nothing else has in recent memory.

As the uncertainty, worry and maybe even fear persist, we want you to know that The Messenger is still here for you, providing all the local news and information that you need.

Since the pandemic hit in March, The Messenger has published more than 100 stories about COVID-19 and its impact on the Fort Dodge area. It has also provided an updated list on the website www.messengernews.net of events that have been canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.

And that is just our COVID-19 coverage. The newspaper continues to cover the full spectrum of local news, including government, schools, prominent court cases, plus breaking news like crashes and fires. We just wrapped up a daily feature in which a different local nurse was profiled every day. The newspaper has also published daily profiles of employees of UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center who work in areas other than nursing.

A series of articles that is just beginning will provide you with information on candidates for national, state and local offices who will be on the June 2 primary election ballot.

The pages of the newspaper and the web site are also loaded with sports, local business stories and human interest features. And we still provide all the comics and puzzles you love.

Despite the fact that there are fewer scheduled events to cover, there is still plenty of local news and the staff of The Messenger remains committed to bringing it to you.

In short, the staff of The Messenger hasn’t missed a beat when it comes to keeping you up-to-date on what’s going on in your community.

The Messenger has been a trusted source of news and information for more than 160 years. It will remain a trusted source throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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