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ILF sets Nov. 19 cover crop workshop

November 16, 2014 KANAWHA — Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa, as part of the Iowa Cover Crops Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.. more »»

FD businesses will honor veterans

November 9, 2014 Veterans Day is a time for memories. Across America, solemn ceremonies will honor those who served in the nation’s armed forces. more »»

ALDI reopens Fort Dodge store

November 9, 2014 ALDI will offer grocery shoppers an assortment of discounted products starting Thursday when the grocer reopens its expanded Fort Dodge store Thursday. The local ALDI is at 2736 First Ave. . more »»

Farm News’ 13th Ag Show set Dec. 3-4

November 9, 2014 The 13th annual Farm News Ag Show is set for Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 in Fort Dodge. The show will be held at Iowa Central Community College’s east campus at 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Barn preserved for 3rd, 4th generations

November 9, 2014 LAURENS — A barn on what is known as “The ol’ McCormick place,” has been given the chance to remain a part of that farm for years to come. more »»

Holiday Inn Express and Suites opens this month

November 2, 2014 This month, one of the largest and most widely recognized hotel brands will be added to the local lodging world. A Holiday Inn Express and Suites is nearly ready to open at 300 S. 31st St. more »»

The unique, unusual

November 2, 2014 Orange pumpkins have long reigned as an autumn staple, but in the last few years their place as decoration and displays has been challenged by the rise in popularity of the textured, oddly colored... more »»

Farm bill program workshop set

November 2, 2014 Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 at a free informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and local U.S. more »»

Two national brands arrive in FD

October 26, 2014 Two major national brands will be added to the retail mix in Fort Dodge’s booming eastside commercial district this week. more »»

Farmers file suits on Syngenta over Viptera GMO corn release

October 26, 2014 CHICAGO — In 2012, China turned back a consignment of U.S. corn because trace amounts of a genetically modified corn trait — MIR 162 — it had not approved for importing was found in the shipmen. more »»

Fort Dodge Hy-Vee employees honored by company

October 26, 2014 Each year in October, Hy-Vee Inc. leaders recognize and celebrate employees for their longevity of service in five-year increments, from five years to 45 years and beyond. more »»

Kemna Auto of FD has a new home

October 19, 2014 The final phase has been completed of a massive transformation — launched 12 months ago — of the Fort Dodge Kemna Auto campus at the intersection of First Avenue South and 25th Street. more »»

Hospital named Top Workplace

October 19, 2014 WRIGHT COUNTY — Iowa Specialty Hospital has been selected as one of Iowa’s Top 100 Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. more »»

IIC exec: Co-ops seeking motivated employees

October 19, 2014 The message was short and to the point, “If you have a good driving record and will show up for work, there’s a cooperative that will hire you. more »»

Analysts: No shocks in Oct. 10 USDA report

October 19, 2014 If the cure for high prices is high prices, then perhaps the adverse is true — the cure for low prices, is low prices. A webinar sponsored by AgriVisor told listeners that the U.S. more »»

Gottschalks launch multifaceted business

October 12, 2014 A new business venture designed to make life easier for a broad cross-section of Fort Dodgers has been launched by Jim and Gwenn Gottschalk. more »»

Fortune names Marco among top workplaces

October 12, 2014 Fortune Magazine announced in its October edition that Marco Inc. is among the 50 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in the nation. The company has a major regional office in Fort Dodge. more »»

Chance purchase secures family’s heritage

October 12, 2014 RANDALL — A farm that has been owned by someone in the same family for 158 years, by the slimest of chances, appears likely to remain in the family for years to come. more »»

Webster County Extension slates Nov. 12 health insurance workshop

October 12, 2014 Iowa State University Extension will offer a free, Smart Choice health insurance workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The Health Insurance Marketplace opens on Nov. more »»

Cobblestone Inn & Suites opens in FD

October 5, 2014 Visitors to Fort Dodge have a new lodging choice. Cobblestone Inn & Suites, on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Kirkberg Boulevard, began welcoming guests Aug. 24. more »»



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