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Iowa will miss out on solar power opportunity

July 27, 2014 By Lu Nelsen Center for Rural Affairs Last week, the state of Iowa gave up a $1 million grant that would have helped the state take steps to become a national leader in solar power, just as it has... more »»

Giving up tobacco is a realistic goal

July 20, 2014 Tobacco (nicotine) addiction is the most common form of chemical dependence in the United State. more »»

Suing Obamacare is a summer rerun

July 20, 2014 On television, summer reruns are becoming a thing of the past. Noting a jump in demand for fresh entertainment in the hot months, TV execs are responding with original programming. more »»

The limits of corporate citizenship

July 20, 2014 Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the United States in order to reduce their tax bills. But they’ll be leaving the country only on paper. more »»

Vacation feels like job with kid

July 20, 2014 Dear Annie: My significant other of 20 years is a great guy, and he’s been wonderful to me. Here’s the problem: “Bob” has an 11-year-old autistic grandson. more »»

No cause for discrimination

July 14, 2014 “New analyses of the human genome establish that human evolution has been recent, copious and regional,” writes Nicholas Wade in his recently published book, “A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race... more »»

A bridge too far

July 14, 2014 Increasingly, across this city, the “I” word is being heard. Impeachment is being brought up by Republicans outraged over Barack Obama’s usurpations of power and unilateral rewriting of laws. more »»

Iowa Central offers night programs

July 13, 2014 In an effort to meet the continued needs of individuals seeking an education in our region, Iowa Central Community College has been developing different distance-education offerings for those... more »»

Korean War historian to speak at Ruthven

July 6, 2014 It is often called our “forgotten war,” but the fortitude of the men who fought in the Korean War and the positive longer-term result of their effort will be highlighted at this year’s Bully Bullhea... more »»

Take-a-pill politics

June 29, 2014 President Obama recently fulfilled one of his 2008 campaign promise. more »»

Celebrate Independence Day next weekend

June 29, 2014 Fort Dodge is going to have a fantastic fireworks show and event this year thanks to a communitywide endeavor. more »»

Rewind the montage

June 22, 2014 Watch a movie. Many, including myself, grow up wanting to be part of the entertainment world so we too can make people laugh, or I guess ... more »»

Life after Iowa’s political Brangelina

June 22, 2014 How in the world does one cover an Iowa open Senate seat race? I’ve been in the newspaper business since the days when they used typewriters, but it occurs to me that in my entire career, I’ve never... more »»

Honor Flight memories

June 15, 2014 A flood of fond memories was triggered when I visited Washington, D.C. more »»

Relay For Life of Webster County is Friday

June 15, 2014 We don’t face cancer alone and neither should you. On Friday at 6 p.m. more »»

Downtown Parking Study set to begin

June 8, 2014 Downtown Fort Dodge was built during a time where parking was not provided on private property. more »»

2014 legislative summary

June 8, 2014 Iowa Central Community College serves a population of just over 130,000 in north central and northwest Iowa. Our college is the engine for economic development and growth in our region. more »»

Silver lining to the darkest stories

June 1, 2014 Her coppery hair shone like a new penny in the raw light streaming through the open window. more »»

Right versus wrong, life’s choices and consequences

June 1, 2014 Life is full of choices from positive to negative. There are choices that you think will only affect you, but that actually affect those around you as wel. more »»

It’s National Stroke Awareness Month

May 25, 2014 Do you know how to prevent a stroke, how to identify symptoms or what to do if one occurs? National Stroke Awareness month is designated every May to increase public awareness of strokes in effort t... more »»



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