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Riverfront plan doubles down on dam removal

June 9, 2016 Both dams on the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge would be removed as part of a plan for riverfront improvements introduced Wednesday evening. more »»

Man charged with possession of child pornography

June 9, 2016 A Fort Dodge man was arrested Wednesday for possession of child pornography following an investigation that lasted more than a year, according to police report. more »»

Rare failure of arrester causes early morning outage in FD

June 9, 2016 A power outage that left downtown Fort Dodge pitch black affected more than 7,700 customers early Wednesday morning, according to Debora Blume, a spokeswoman for MidAmerican Energy Co. more »»

‘Oh, God, no, no, no’

June 8, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY — No one is denying that Freddy Crisp shot Dale Potter last November. more »»

Man charged with possession of child pornography

June 8, 2016 A Fort Dodge man was arrested Wednesday for possession of child pornography following an investigation that lasted more than a year, according to police reports. more »»

Thode topples incumbent Singer

June 8, 2016 Voters have chosen Bob Thode as the next presumptive Webster County supervisor for District 3. Thode defeated incumbent Bob Singer by 173 to 152 in the Democratic primary Tuesday night. more »»

King prevails against challenger

June 8, 2016 U.S. Rep. Steve King trounced state Sen. Rick Bertrand in Webster County during Tuesday’s primary election as he secured the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District. more »»

Judge will face off against Grassley

June 8, 2016 DES MOINES — Iowa Democrats nominated Patty Judge on Tuesday to challenge Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, opting for a former lieutenant governor with a fitting name to make the case that... more »»

Webster Co. gets request for Branstad prayer initiative

June 8, 2016 Church groups plan to hold a Bible-reading marathon in front of the Webster County Courthouse in response to a proclamation signed earlier this year by Gov. Terry Branstad. more »»

Hamilton County chooses Timmons

June 8, 2016 WEBSTER?CITY?— Doug Timmons, of Stratford, will be the Republican nominee for Hamilton County sheriff following a big victory in Tuesday’s primary election. more »»

Despite protests

June 7, 2016 Construction on a contested oil pipeline can begin in Iowa, after a 2-1 vote by the Iowa Utilities Board Monday. more »»

Thode wins nomination

June 7, 2016 Bob Thode won the Democratic nomination for Webster County supervisor in District 2. He received 173 votes to Bob Singer's 152. more »»

To the polls

June 7, 2016 Area Democrats and Republicans will go to the polls today for primary elections that will determine their parties’ nominees in congressional, legislative and county race. more »»

Corn lawsuit

June 7, 2016 For corn-growing Iowa farmers who missed the opportunity to add their names to the mass tort lawsuit against Syngenta in the past year and want to do so, they have another chance this wee. more »»

Jury selection continues in Crisp trial

June 7, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY — Prosecutors and defense attorneys are expected to narrow down a Calhoun County jury pool today as the jury selection process continue. more »»

Footings, steel package OK’d by school board

June 7, 2016 The Fort Dodge Community School District approved the fourth of eight planned bid packages Monday for the new Duncombe Elementary. more »»

Humboldt supervisors sign new contract with engineer

June 7, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors renewed its contract with County Engineer Paul Jacobson at Monday’s meeting. more »»

Seasons of change

June 6, 2016 Celebration filled Dodger Stadium as 242 Fort Dodge Senior High students in scarlet red gowns had the completion of their education formally acknowledged Sunday. more »»

Dakota Access Pipeline construction can begin

June 6, 2016 The Iowa Utilities Board voted Monday afternoon to allow construction to begin on the Dakota Access pipeline. more »»

Goodbye, Sandy

June 6, 2016 Like the night owl she was, Sandy Mickelson devised her final, most memorable plot twist Saturday night just as the clock was creeping toward midnight. She was far from alone in that last breat. more »»



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