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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 »»

Leaf fire smokes up Fort Dodge bank

March 28, 2015 A leaf fire beneath a grate downtown sent some smoke into a Fort Dodge bank Friday morning. No one was injured and the Great Western Bank at 825 Central Ave. remained open during the incident. more »»

Pheasants Forever banquet Saturday

March 23, 2015 The Webster County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will be holding its 30th annual Banquet Saturday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Social hour starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. more »»

FDCSD board to meet today

March 23, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have a meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Central Administration office, 104 S. 17th S. more »»

Beacon of Hope to hold fundraiser

March 20, 2015 Beacon of Hope will bring international students to the Pizza Ranch, 3311 Fifth Ave. S., to help members bus tables for donations from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 30. more »»

Chief: Electrical problem caused blaze

March 20, 2015 LAURENS — An electrical short circuit sparked a March 13 blaze that destroyed a storage building at RB Lumber in Laurens, according to Fire Chief Pat Murray. more »»

Short blackout hits FD Wednesday

March 19, 2015 A brief power outage affected more than 2,200 MidAmerican Energy customers in eastern Fort Dodge Wednesday morning. The blackout began at 9:51 a.m. and power to all customers was restored by 9:55 a.m. more »»

Grass fire season begins

March 19, 2015 Captain Don Ashenfelter of the Badger Fire Department sprayed grass at 1594 Lainson Ave. after a fire burned through an acre and a half of the property Wednesday. more »»

Senate OKs ban on powdered alcohol

March 19, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill that would ban people in Iowa from buying powdered alcohol. The Senate voted 48-2 Wednesday in support of the legislation. more »»

Accident injures one Friday

March 16, 2015 A Fort Dodge police officer performed CPR Friday after a man got into an accident Friday evening at the intersection of First Avenue North and North Sixth Street. more »»



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