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Rain causes road flooding

July 20, 2016 Roads throughout Webster County were covered with water after heavy rains Tuesday morning. more »»

Fort Dodge district SINA/DINA status is frozen

July 20, 2016 The Every Student Succeeds Act has replaced No Child Left Behind. Because of that, schools and districts will no longer be labeled “in need of assistance. more »»

Humboldt council ponders incentives for building

July 20, 2016 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council asked for more information about a spec building before offering tax incentives at Monday’s council meeting. more »»

County’s bank building gets new trees, landscaping

July 20, 2016 New landscaping around the county’s bank building was approved at the Webster County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. The county awarded the project to Griffin’s Landscapes In. more »»

Picking up the pieces

July 19, 2016 Fort Dodge has declared a city wide disaster and two other communities are in a state of emergency after storms blew through north central Iowa Sunday. more »»

In Wright Co., Prestage plant is moving forward

July 19, 2016 CLARION — Protesters in opposition to a new state-of-the-art pork processing plant that could be built in Wright County made their presence known Monday as the Wright County Board of Supervisors... more »»

New City Council chambers open

July 19, 2016 A crowd of about 100 people filled the new meeting room in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony Monday afternoon. more »»

Risetter plea denied by judge

July 19, 2016 A Webster County judge refused to accept a plea agreement Monday after the defendant denied he threatened a convenience store cler. more »»

Phase One remodel at Marian Home nearly complete

July 19, 2016 By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Phase One of Marian Home & Village’s remodeling effort is entering its final stretc. more »»

Humboldt County Supervisors move on drainage project

July 19, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved the preliminary engineer’s report on a drainage project in Drainage District 33 located northeast of Humboldt on Monday. more »»

Humboldt supervisors review snow removal rules

July 19, 2016 DAKOTA CITY – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors reviewed its snow ordinances at Monday’s board meeting. more »»

Storms strike

July 18, 2016 Severe weather wreaked havoc over north central Iowa early Sunday morning, littering the streets with trees, damaging homes and vehicles and knocking out power throughout the area. more »»

State of emergency declared for Renwick

July 18, 2016 RENWICK - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has declared a state of emergency for Renwick. The declaration is due to straight line winds that happened at 3:00 a.m. more »»

Webster Co. Fair comes to soggy close

July 18, 2016 Storms impacted the final day of the Webster County Fair Sunday. According to Linda Cline, 4-H youth coordinator, the Webster County Fairgrounds were without power until noo. more »»

Asay ‘on guard’ at Rosedale Rapids

July 18, 2016 It was Eli Asay’s first year as a lifeguard at Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center in the summer of 2015 when his training was put to the test. more »»


July 17, 2016 For decades, few Fort Dodge residents had any reason to go into the garage area on the east side of the Municipal Building. more »»

Eagle Grove issues state of emergency

July 17, 2016 Wright County Emergency Management has issued the following press release: PRESS RELEASE 7-17-16 – 12:35PM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The early morning storms this morning has resulted in the City of... more »»

The rigors of being royalty

July 17, 2016 When Anna Heatherington, 18, of Fort Dodge was crowned Wednesday evening and became the 2016 Webster County Fair queen, she gained, besides the honor, a tiara and a sash. more »»



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