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Wright moves forward with Prestage

August 16, 2016 CLARION — The Wright County Board of Supervisors on Monday held the second reading of an ordinance that allows the county to take taxes generated from the proposed Prestage pork processing plant and... more »»

FD man, 23, arrested in Ames shooting

August 16, 2016 A Fort Dodge man wanted in connection with a shooting in Ames was apprehended Sunday morning in Chicago, authorities reported. Kevin D. more »»

Webster City chooses new manager

August 16, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — The City Council of Webster City chose a new city manager Monday one night after hosting a meet and greet for all potential candidates for the job. more »»

Security and clock upgrades coming for some FD schools

August 16, 2016 Improved security cameras and wireless clocks will soon be added in the Fort Dodge School District. The FDCSD board approved the additions at a special meeting Monday. more »»

Humboldt County settles lawsuit with Union Pacific

August 16, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement with the Union Pacific Railroad over a drainage project at Monday’s meeting. more »»

Living on the edge

August 15, 2016 LEHIGH — Casey Iles was 12 years old when he decided to trade four wheels for two. He was watching the Gnarly Hills Enduro in Lehigh from the seat of his all-terrain vehicle. more »»

Charges dropped in flag desecration case

August 15, 2016 By JOE SUTTER SOMERS - A veteran arrested after he hung an upside-down U.S. flag beneath a Chinese flag as a protest has been told all charges will be dropped. more »»

Flying solo

August 15, 2016 Paul Gardner learned the importance of self-reliance early on in his career as a trooper with the Iowa State Patro. more »»

Johnson joins Trump campaign in Iowa

August 15, 2016 URBANDALE — Jamie Johnson, former Webster County GOP chair, has joined the Trump-Pence presidential campaign as the Iowa coalitions director, the campaign announced Friday. more »»

Going to the dogs

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Paddles on the lake

August 14, 2016 WynAnn Tighe, of Webster City, had a seat befitting her status Saturday morning, a seat in which she rested in royal repose to enjoy watching the CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. more »»

Honoring Tim McGuire

August 14, 2016 COALVILLE — A longtime 4-H sheep superintendent will receive a posthumous honor at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines tonight as he is inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame. more »»

Hogs for Dogs

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Damaging wind

August 12, 2016 OTHO — Dan Stanberg spent a good part of Thursday cleaning up the mess an early Wednesday evening storm left behind at his Otho home. “I lost some trees, a fence and my gazebo,” he said. more »»

Somers man arrested over flag protest

August 12, 2016 SOMERS — A man who hung an upside-down U.S. flag beneath a Chinese flag as a protest has been arrested and charged with desecration of the flag. more »»

Flag desecration statute was previously struck down

August 12, 2016 SOMERS — Iowa’s laws against flag desecration has been struck down more than once in the past. more »»

Man faces arson charge in E.G house blaze

August 12, 2016 EAGLE GROVE — A man has been charged with arson after he allegedly burned down an Eagle Grove home on Tuesday. Luis A. more »»

New Citizen’s Academy class will be held

August 12, 2016 Those who have always wanted to get an inside look at local public safety agencies and they jobs they do now have their chance with the latest Fort Dodge/Webster County Citizen’s Academy. more »»

Fair Oaks will house Duncombe elementary into 2017

August 12, 2016 The former Fair Oaks Middle School building will continue to house Duncombe Elementary’s approximately 350 students for the 2016-2017 school year while the new Duncombe Elementary School is built. more »»



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