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UPDATE: Monday shooting is 'isolated incident'

August 17, 2015 A Monday morning shooting appears to be an "isolated incident," according to Assistant Police Chief Roger Porte. more »»

Chase ends in cornfield

August 17, 2015 Police were led on a pursuit Sunday evening west of Fort Dodge. An officer attempted to pull over a driver who had a barred license, but the driver failed to stop, according to Lt. Joe Bates. more »»

Truck found in Brushy Creek Lake

August 17, 2015 BRUSHY?CREEK — Divers in Brushy Creek State Recreational Area got a surprise Sunday afternoon when they discovered a truck on the bottom of the lake. more »»

‘Community cafe’ holds Q & A

August 17, 2015 A questions and answers meeting has been set for a new ‘community cafe’ that will offer meals for anyone, regardless of if they can pay. The meeting is 6 p.. more »»

Abandoned house destroyed in fire

August 17, 2015 BRUSHY?CREEK — An abandoned house was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. Duncombe and Lehigh Fire Departments were called out at about 6:30 a.m. more »»

Treasures and oddities

August 17, 2015 What does a medicine exercise ball — not quite inflated to optimum pressure, and a caulking gun, slightly used with the remains of some long ago applied sealant stuck to it in a few spots — have in... more »»

She coordinates Alzheimer’s Association

August 17, 2015 Shawna Schuler has been Fort Dodge Alzheimer’s Association program and event coordinator for nearly two years. more »»

Otho man, 49, died in trench collapse

August 16, 2015 The man killed in a Friday afternoon trench collapse has been identified by authorities. William “Butch” Paterson, 49, of Otho, died in the accident, Dr. more »»

Police investigate shooting

August 16, 2015 UPDATE: 10:17 p.m. Police are investigating reports that a man with a shotgun was shooting toward a crowd at the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue South at about 8:08 p.m. more »»

The human cost

August 16, 2015 Ruth Buckels has seen the toll of human trafficking. It hit her in her own home. Her foster, and then adopted, daughter, Brittny, was a victim. more »»

Iconic FD sight is in a museum

August 16, 2015 For decades, an over-sized, dripping faucet marked the location of Gadbury Plumbing, Heating & Sheet Metal Inc. in Fort Dodge. No water was leaking, however. more »»

La’James lawsuit trial rescheduled for 2016

August 16, 2015 A civil trial against La’James International College has been pushed back following an order from a judge. The bench trial is now scheduled for Jan. 19, 2016. more »»

Who killed Angela Altman?

August 16, 2015 Jessica Altman believes it’s still possible she will find out who murdered her mother in the Fort Dodge apartment they shared in 1981. more »»

One dead in FD trench collapse

August 15, 2015 A man was killed Friday afternoon when a trench at a Fort Dodge construction site collapsed on him, according to firefighters. more »»


August 15, 2015 Friendship Haven provided a night of music, food and drinks during the seventh annual Legends Tailgate Friday. The event is Friendship Haven’s signature fundraiser for its Good Samaritan Fund. more »»

Humboldt man faces nine theft charges

August 15, 2015 HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt man is being accused of knowingly receiving stolen money from his employer. Nicholas P. more »»

It’s needed on the family farm

August 15, 2015 DES MOINES — A 74-year-old broken-down tractor a father parked in a shed 15 years ago has been restored by the son and sits among 100 shining and operable classic tractors near the FFA office at the... more »»

Unite to Fight

August 15, 2015 The second annual Unite to Fight dinner at Fort Frenzy Friday raised thousands of dollars for the Backpack Buddies program, which works to curb child hunger in Fort Dodge. more »»

Training day

August 15, 2015 Area first responders prepared for a worst case scenario Friday by having a live shooter drill at Fort Dodge Senior High. more »»

Going forward

August 14, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District is going forward with plans to relocate about 350 of its elementary students because of safety concerns at Duncombe Elementar. more »»



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