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New beginning

January 5, 2016 Two new flags — the blue banner of New Zealand and a white one bearing the words AML Riverside — were raised Monday afternoon as a Fort Dodge site long affiliated with animal health began a new... more »»

Board OKs hotel plan

January 5, 2016 A new Hampton Inn and Suites hotel will be built at Fifth Avenue South and 31st Street under a plan approved by the Fort Dodge Board of Adjustment Tuesday. more »»

Worker in assessor’s office deleted data

January 5, 2016 The Webster County assessor's office is under investigation by the sheriff’s department after allegations of wrongdoing were raised by the Webster County Board of Supervisors, officials said Tuesda. more »»

Oath kicks off council year

January 5, 2016 The newly elected member of the Fort Dodge City Council and four other councilmen who were re-elected formally took office during a short inauguration ceremony Monday morning. more »»

New FD water meter system studied

January 5, 2016 The water meters in Fort Dodge homes may someday be replaced by new versions that will automatically transmit all the data needed for water bills to the Municipal Building. more »»

Historic group gets grant

January 5, 2016 A $12,000 Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs grant will help bring the 2017 Preserve Iowa Summit to Fort Dodge in the summer of 2017. more »»

House hit by bullet, police investigate

January 5, 2016 A bullet struck a house early Sunday morning after gunshots were fired near 16th Avenue North and 25th Street. Fort Dodge police were on patrol near the Crossroads Mall at 4:20 a.m. more »»

City officials consider cleanup costs

January 5, 2016 Property owners who create a nuisance by failing to mow their grass or shovel snow off the sidewalks may get a bigger bill if the Fort Dodge city government has to step in to solve the problem. more »»

Fort Dodge City Council gets organized

January 5, 2016 Councilmen Dave Flattery and Andy Fritz were elected to leadership roles on the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday evening. Flattery was chosen by his fellow councilmembers to serve as mayor pro tem. more »»

Humboldt County libraries ask for budget increases

January 5, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The public libraries in Humboldt County are asking for a 5 percent increase in funding for the next fiscal year. more »»

Keeping the roads clear

January 4, 2016 BADGER — When winter storms hit, Galen Friedrich’s day starts at about 4 in the morning. However bad the snow gets, Friedrich has to be at work on time, or no one else will be either. more »»

Who will lead?

January 4, 2016 With the Iowa caucuses now less than a month away, people around the Fort Dodge area are starting to form opinions on who they might vote for. more »»

Counting birds

January 3, 2016 The old yarn about the early bird getting the worm can be also be applied to the efforts of those who headed out into the field Saturday morning to look for birds during the Webster County segment o... more »»

Baby enters the world Jan. 1

January 3, 2016 The first baby born at Trinity Regional Medical Center in 2016, Rhemmi Christine Gord, turned out to be an early present for her parents, Caitlyn and Michael Gord, of Bode. more »»

Conrad to be sworn in

January 3, 2016 Newly elected Fort Dodge Councilman Neven Conrad, along with four councilmen who were re-elected in November, will take the oath of office during a Monday morning ceremon. more »»

Four Dayton natives named to Iowa Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame

January 3, 2016 The Mourning Glory Rock Band, founded and based in Dayton, Iowa in the 1970s, has been elected to the Iowa Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame. more »»

UDMO helps

January 2, 2016 Upper Des Moines Opportunity, a community action agency based in Graettinger, provides assistance to more than 12 counties. more »»


January 1, 2016 More than 20 local students spent winter vacation learning coding and how to operate robots. more »»

How to keep a reasonable resolution

January 1, 2016 New Year’s is a time to contemplate the future and make life adjustments while also reflecting on the past. To that end, people set goals. But sometimes those goals go unfinishe. more »»



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