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Editorial

Music continues its return to bandshell in Fort Dodge

In 1977, movie-goers were all but blown out of their seats when the words ‘‘A long time ago in a galaxy far, far way’’ slid up the screen to the accompaniment of a sweeping score unlike any heard in theaters in recent memory. Some of that music from ‘‘Star Wars’’ will be heard ...

Unique ride to help breast cancer patients is Saturday

There will be some angels riding throughout the Fort Dodge area atop some growling, roaring hogs on Saturday. To be clear, winged residents of heaven will not be riding livestock. These hogs will be Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the angels aboard them will be some of our relatives, friends ...

Volunteer to help with RAGBRAI this summer

In a little more than three weeks, thousands of bicyclists from across the country and even the world will be pedaling their way into Fort Dodge. They will be coming, of course, as part of the annual RAGBRAI ride. On July 26, the seemingly endless caravan of bicycles will arrive in Fort ...

Supreme Court gives NCAA wake-up call

The U.S. Supreme Court last week served notice to the NCAA that it “is not above the law” and that business as usual is ending. The justices, in a 9-0 majority ruling and a concurring opinion from Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said that the collegiate sports governing body could not ...

Iowa Legislature accomplished much in 2021

Americans are accustomed to hearing endlessly about legislative gridlock in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, that seems to be a situation likely to persist for the foreseeable future. Here in Iowa, the Republican Party controls both houses of the Legislature. Since our state also has a ...

Enjoy Fourth of July fireworks safely

When Americans enjoy fireworks on every Fourth of July, they have John Adams to thank for the colorful displays. Adams, one of the Founding Fathers who became the country’s second president, wrote to his wife, Abigail, when the Declaration of Independence was approved in July 1776 in ...