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Woman dies in Waterloo house fire

February 19, 2015 WATERLOO (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that one person died following a house fire in Waterloo. more »»

Bills on minimum wage, wage theft OK’d

February 19, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A Senate committee has approved bills that would increase Iowa’s minimum wage and create a more detailed system for preventing wage theft. more »»

Operation Christmas seeks space

February 15, 2015 Operation Christmas needs storage space for equipment, new clothing and toys. The space should be approximately 1,000 square feet. It can be cool, but must be above freezing. more »»

Former Messenger employee earns honor

February 14, 2015 Larry Peterson, sportswriter for the Creston News Advertiser and former employee of The Messenger, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Newspaper Association Feb. more »»

Larson wins writing awards

February 14, 2015 Dana Larsen, editor of the Pilot-Tribune in Storm Lake and a former employee of The Messenger, earned Master Columnist and Excellence in Editorial Writing honors, as well as a Harrison “Skip” Weber... more »»

Holiday closings

February 14, 2015 What’s closed or open for Presidents Day? Financial Citizens – Closed CS Bank — Closed First American — Open First State Bank — Open Great Western – Open United Bank of Iowa — Closed Wells Fargo —... more »»

Free radon test kits nearly gone in FD

February 13, 2015 The Webster County Health Department is on track to be out of free radon test kits by this morning. more »»

Gargano honored with INA award

February 11, 2015 HUMBOLDT — James Gargano, publisher of the Humboldt Independent newspaper, was named as one of two Master Editor-Publishers during the 2015 Iowa Newspaper Association convention awards banquet. more »»

Growth Alliance award nominations due

February 11, 2015 Nominations for the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s Small Business of the Year Award and Rookie of the Year Award are due by Friday. more »»

Rockwell City boil advisory lifted

February 11, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — The boil advisory for Rockwell City has been lifted, and it is no longer necessary to boil water before use. more »»

Rockwell City boil advisory lifted

February 10, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — The boil advisory for Rockwell City has been lifted, and it is no longer necessary to boil water before use. more »»

City Council to act on support for BIVI

February 8, 2015 A development deal that would provide up to $1.5 million to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. will be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. more »»

Rockwell City is under boil advisory

February 8, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — Residents of Rockwell City were told Saturday to boil their water before drinking or find an alternate source following a water main break. more »»

FDCSD board to meet Monday

February 8, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have a meeting Monday at the Central Administration office, 104 S. 17th St. more »»

Discipline didn’t affect pay of troopers

February 5, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Any disciplinary action taken against two Iowa State Patrol supervisors for highly publicized missteps while off-duty did not affect their pay. more »»

Senate panel OKs breast density bill

February 5, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A Senate panel on Wednesday approved a bill that would require Iowa physicians to share information with patients about breast density data in mammogram reports, a move supporters... more »»

House panel OKs hair braiding bill

February 5, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — People in Iowa who specialize in African-style hair braiding could be licensed to work under a bill approved Wednesday by a House panel. more »»

Trial begins for two killings in 1983

February 5, 2015 WATERLOO (AP) — The trial of an Iowa woman accused of killing her husband and his girlfriend more than 30 years ago began Wednesday in Waterloo. more »»

Parking ban starts with 2-inch snow

February 1, 2015 Due to the impending snowstorm, residents are reminded that a parking prohibition will automatically go into effect on all emergency snow routes when there has been an accumulation of snow and ice o... more »»

Fort Dodge schools canceled

February 1, 2015 Fort Dodge public and parochial schools have been canceled Monday due to the weather. more »»



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