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University of Iowa to ban all tobacco on campus

April 9, 2015 IOWA CITY (AP) — The University of Iowa is set become the first of the state’s three public universities to ban tobacco on its campu. more »»

D.M. couple charged in wake of homicide

April 9, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A Des Moines man has turned himself in to authorities after a 50-year-old man’s death in a weekend assault was ruled a homicide. more »»

Students walk out over non-hire

April 9, 2015 WEST DES MOINES (AP) — Students and alumni staged a walkout Wednesday in protest of a West Des Moines Catholic high school opting to not hire a substitute teacher full time after learning he was ga. more »»

Council postpones impound action

April 9, 2015 MASON CITY (AP) — Mason City’s council has postponed action on a proposed ordinance that would allow police to impound vehicles for any one of 10 violations, including certain misdemeanors. more »»

Alley closed for utility work

April 5, 2015 The alley between Central Avenue and First Avenue North, and between 10th and 11th streets, is closed for utility work by MidAmerican Energy. It will be closed until the work is completed. more »»

Former local student Sesker to be honored

April 4, 2015 FONDA — A former Iowa Central Community College student will be among the Fallen Soldiers honored today in Fonda as a quilt will be presented to the soldiers’ family members. Sgt. more »»

Miller: No action on mammograms

April 3, 2015 A measure regarding mammograms has failed in the state Legislature again, according to state Rep. Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge. more »»

Spring cleanup days

April 3, 2015 Spring Cleanup Days will be held the last two Wednesdays of April and the first two Wednesdays of May, according to the following schedule: • April 22: North of Second Avenue North and east of 15th... more »»

Kossuth County hunter education course preregistration

April 2, 2015 ALGONA — Kossuth County Conservation Board is offering a hunter education course, 6 to 9 p.m. April 20 and 23 at the Water’s Edge Nature Center at Smith Lake and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Fire damages corn crib

April 2, 2015 BADGER — A fire damaged a corn crib on a northern Webster County farm Wednesday afternoon. About a half acre of grass on the property at 2223 120th St. more »»

GOP rejects funding deal for education

April 2, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are seeking a compromise deal on education funding, but Republicans say their proposal is still too expensive. more »»

Graduation rate climbs again in ’14

April 2, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — New figures released by the Iowa Department of Education show that the state’s high school graduation rate rose for the class of 2014, making it the fourth straight year the rate... more »»

Branstad signs sledding claims bill

April 2, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Sledding may be allowed in more public parks next winter under a new Iowa law that protects cities from liability if people are injured. Go. more »»

House panel brings back gun legislation

April 2, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Legislation that would make sweeping changes to Iowa’s gun laws has been resurrected in the House, with lawmakers using a separate bill to revive several key provisions. more »»

Anti-bullying bill OK’d without funding

April 2, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A bill that would give school educators more authority to respond to student bullying is continuing to make its way through the Iowa Legislatur. more »»

Frontier Internet experiences outage

March 30, 2015 A CenturyLink internet outage in Wisconsin left Fort Dodge Frontier customers without internet Sunday evening. more »»

Intersections to close today

March 30, 2015 Weather permitting, two intersections will close beginning today. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the detoured areas. more »»

Part of First Avenue South to be closed

March 29, 2015 The 800 block of First Avenue South and the eastern part of the 700 block of that street will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, according to an announcement from the Fort Dodge city... more »»

First Avenue North intersection to close

March 29, 2015 The intersection of First Avenue North and Seventh Street will be closed beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. more »»

‘Ready, Set, Retire’ workshop April 11

March 29, 2015 A “Ready, Set, Retire” workshop for those planning to retire in the next five to 10 years will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 11. more »»



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