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Some merchants object

September 14, 2016 The former Sears store at Crossroads Mall would be torn down and replaced with a large new shopping center under a plan that’s drawing criticism from some local merchants. more »»

Gunderson’s pays tribute to FD

September 14, 2016 By HANS MADSEN hmadsen@messengernews. more »»

Sessions Harper relief hearing is today

September 14, 2016 The man convicted of sexually assaulting a Fort Dodge woman and setting her on fire10 years ago will have a hearing today to argue for post-conviction relief. more »»

County may purchase DOT shed

September 14, 2016 Webster County will seek to purchase a maintenance shed in Gowrie being sold by the Iowa Department of Transportation. more »»

Crash rams pickup into shrubbery

September 14, 2016 -Messenger photos by Bill Shea Emergency personnel load a man into an ambulance Tuesday night following a two-vehicle crash in Fort Dodge. more »»

Scarce cash in land of plenty

September 14, 2016 MAXWELL — Pale green and 8 feet tall, tightly packed corn stalks reach to the horizon throughout the Midwest in what is likely to be the biggest harvest the U.S. has ever seen. more »»

CEO: Firm committed to finishing pipeline

September 14, 2016 By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — The head of a Texas company building the $3. more »»

Making the pitch

September 13, 2016 Marty Sprague has helped engineer a comeback for horseshoe pitching in Fort Dodge. His passion for horseshoeing dates back decades, but his leadership in the sport began about six years ago. more »»

FDSH accepts bid for gym

September 13, 2016 Work on a new 8,200-square-foot auxiliary gym that will be primarily used for sports practices is slated to begin at Fort Dodge Senior High School in the next couple of weeks, according to Travis... more »»

MidAmerican Energy may move to new industrial park

September 13, 2016 MidAmerican Energy Co. may be the first business to move into the new Crosstown Connector Industrial Park in Fort Dodge, city officials announced Monda. more »»

Work on new apartments to start in spring

September 13, 2016 Construction of previously announced new apartments south of downtown Fort Dodge will begin next spring under an agreement approved by the City Council on Monday. more »»

Tower Drive name change OK’d

September 13, 2016 Some new street signs will be needed at a couple of busy intersections on the west side of Fort Dodg. more »»

Library board change is stopped

September 13, 2016 The Fort Dodge Public Library Board of Trustees won’t be growing anytime soon after all. When the City Council met on Aug. 22, it approved a plan to expand the board from five to seven members. more »»

An education from the ‘School of hard knocks’

September 12, 2016 Cyclists on a trail from Jewell to Ellsworth, and travelers enjoying the use of an 80-year-old bridge in Iowa Falls, will have something in common next yea. more »»

Otho boil advisory lifted

September 12, 2016 A boil advisory issued last week for Otho has been lifte. more »»

FD has new ‘schedule master’

September 12, 2016 Fort Dodge is seeing an increase in the amount of participants for youth and adult programming in the community. That increase has created a new position for Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry. more »»

A new chapter

September 12, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez will be taking over as Webster City city manager Oct. 31. Ortiz-Hernandez was chosen for the position during the Aug. 16 council meeting. more »»

15 years of lessons learned

September 11, 2016 Among those most affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were the first responders: firefighters, paramedics and police. And it wasn’t just the first responders in New York, Washington, D.C. more »»



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