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CJ parent company buys lab firm

September 2, 2016 The parent company of CJ Bio America has purchased a research firm, but the deal will not impact its Webster County plant. more »»

Fitzgerald touts retirement proposal

September 2, 2016 State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is touting a plan that would give employees of Iowa’s smallest businesses a chance to save some money for retirement. more »»

Leadership Fort Dodge kicks off

September 2, 2016 Leadership Fort Dodge has started another year of helping participants learn about the community. more »»

Fort Dodge firefighters to fill boots for charity

September 2, 2016 This weekend, Fort Dodge firefighters will be out in the community, boots in hand, raising money for charity. more »»

Brunner is only Dayton mayor candidate

September 2, 2016 DAYTON — Only one name will be on the ballot for Dayton mayor this year. Brent Brunner will presumably be the town’s next mayor, after he was the only one to turn in papers by the deadline of Aug. more »»

Hat time

September 1, 2016 It wasn’t Friday, but that didn’t stop second-grade students at Feelhaver Elementary School from enjoying a Fedora Friday reading from Kathy Kudron. more »»

Friends of the Oleson Park Zoo dissolving

September 1, 2016 The volunteer group that has helped to run the Oleson Park Zoo in Fort Dodge for the past 15 years is shutting down. The Friends of the Oleson Park Zoo will be formally dissolved as of Dec. more »»

Indiana to honor former Messenger standout Breen

September 1, 2016 editor@messengernew. more »»

Taking hate seriously

August 31, 2016 Pete Deegan, who leads criminal prosecutions for the U.S. more »»

In Webster County, Medicaid privatization called ‘debacle’

August 31, 2016 Public health officials in Webster County say they haven’t been paid thousands of dollars for services they’ve provided months after a major change in how Iowa manages its Medicaid program. more »»

Pipeline opponents plan Boone Co. protest

August 31, 2016 DES MOINES — Citing concerns about pipeline safety, groups protesting an oil pipeline crossing Iowa say they are willing to risk arrest to stand against a Texas company building the pipeline across... more »»

Webster County chooses new insurance agent

August 31, 2016 Webster County has chosen a new insurance agent for its liability insurance and workers’ compensation, two months after the former agent’s license was temporarily suspended. more »»

Repair to bridge could be finished this week

August 31, 2016 Repairs on a bridge on P59 south of Otho could be finished this week, if the weather holds ou. more »»

Man facing charges after alleged gun threats

August 31, 2016 A Fort Dodge man who allegedly threatened a woman with a rifle has been ordered held on bond. more »»

Pennsylvania man injured in collision with tree

August 31, 2016 A Pennsylvania man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a tree along a Fort Dodge street and broke his leg. more »»


August 30, 2016 A Fort Dodge man was injured after his Dodge Ram pickup truck went airborne over an embankment south of Fort Dodge Monday afternoon, according to Amy Stringer, Webster County sheriff’s deputy. more »»

Construction on contested land can begin

August 30, 2016 After a judge again denied the request for a stay, landowners opposed to an oil pipeline being built across their land may see construction this week. more »»

Prestage to share economic benefits, Null says

August 30, 2016 Jere Null, chief operating officer of Prestage Foods of Iowa, said the new $240 million Prestage pork processing plant will have a positive impact on the north central Iowa region and will provide... more »»

UnitedHealthcare official confirms Medicaid losses

August 30, 2016 DES MOINES — A representative for one of the insurance companies overseeing Iowa’s newly privatized Medicaid program said Monday the company has lost money during the system’s implementation, but... more »»

Iowa Democratic leader touts link with younger voters

August 30, 2016 A connection with younger voters and a strong organization are the keys to victory for the Iowa Democratic Party, according to its leader. “Younger people are one of our targets,” Dr. more »»



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