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State of the City

January 30, 2015 Teamwork and planning have made Fort Dodge a growing community that’s poised for future developments, Mayor Matt Bemrich said Thursday morning during his annual State of the City Address. more »»

 
 
 
Mayor speaks at major can maker

January 30, 2015 Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich gave his annual State of the City Address Thursday morning at a plant that produces many of the food cans found in local stores and kitchens. more »»

Altman charged in bar robbery

January 30, 2015 A suspect in the robbery of a bar owner at his business has been arrested by Fort Dodge police. Daquan L. more »»

Supervisors wrap up budget talks

January 30, 2015 A potential new road maintenance building, more money for veterans’ funerals, and a year of fewer large capital projects were among the many topics at the final budget meeting held by the Webster... more »»

Ernst, Grassley support pipeline

January 30, 2015 Both of Iowa’s United States senators, Republicans Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley, voted in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill. more »»

Cleaning teeth

January 29, 2015 jmajor@messengernews.net Students in the Iowa Central Community College Dental Hygiene program are always looking for patients. more »»

Altman charged with Grand Daddy's robbery

January 29, 2015 Daquan Altman has been arrested and charged with first-degree robbery following an incident at Grand Daddy's, 1104 Central Ave., early Wednesday morning. more »»

Pair rob bar owner in FD

January 29, 2015 An early morning robbery in a Fort Dodge bar has police looking for two suspects. The robbery was reported at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday. Daniel Habhab, owner of Grand Daddy’s, 1104 Central Ave. more »»

Conservation holds steady, increases duties

January 29, 2015 Webster County Conservation’s budget hasn’t changed much from the current year to proposed fiscal year 2016. Its overall expenses went from about $1.27 million in the current year to $1. more »»

Growth efforts saluted in Pocahontas

January 29, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Efforts to make Pocahontas County a better place by growing businesses and sprucing up communities were celebrated Wednesday. more »»

Lawmakers hope to introduce fuel tax bill next week

January 29, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A bill to increase Iowa’s fuel tax to pay for road improvements could be introduced as early as next week, lawmakers said Wednesday. Sen. more »»

Groups sue EPA

January 29, 2015 DES MOINES — A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups filed two lawsuits Wednesday alleging the U.S. more »»

Landfill plans for the future

January 28, 2015 The regional landfill has come a long way in the past year, officials said at the annual meeting Tuesday of the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency’s full board. more »»

FD police investigate robbery at Grand Daddy’s

January 28, 2015 Investigators are seeking information after a robbery at a Fort Dodge bar early Wednesday morning. According to Chief Kevin Doty, after Grand Daddy’s, 1104 Central Av. more »»

Coleman board confusion remains

January 28, 2015 A group of citizens in conflict with the board of trustees who run their sewer lines may have just gotten some good news. more »»

Sewer district issues stem from leachate pumping

January 28, 2015 Conflict over the Coleman Sanitary Sewer District was sparked this summer by the regional landfill’s use of its sewer lines to pump liquid waste called leachate, which Coleman residents say causes a... more »»

FD parks dept. wins award

January 28, 2015 Since 1970, the staff of the Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has done the behind-the-scenes work to make the state girls high school softball tournament a success. more »»

Supervisors approve new wheel loader purchase

January 28, 2015 The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday the purchase of a new wheel loader. more »»

Humboldt Supervisors hear grand jury report

January 28, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors received the biennial Humboldt County grand jury inspection of the law enforcement center and the courthouse Monday. more »»

Webster County budget talks continue

January 28, 2015 The Webster County Board of Supervisors took a hard line towards raises during its second day of budget meetings Tuesday. more »»

 
 

Aperture photography exhibit January 30, 2015

Photography Exhibit at the Blanden Art Museum, 920 3rd Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Open January 17 through April 11, 2015. Blanden is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5p. more »

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