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Home Base Iowa

February 8, 2016 WRIGHT COUNTY — Wright County received official designation from the state as a Home Base Iowa community in January. more »»

Davis works with students on behavior

February 8, 2016 Jennifer Davis is an instructor with the Fort Dodge Community School District’s CARES program. more »»


February 7, 2016 The fate of a proposed oil pipeline through Iowa may be decided in a series of hearings starting Monday. The Iowa Utilities Board will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. more »»

Closings and delays announced for Monday

February 7, 2016 The following schools have announced closings and delays for Monday: Algona public and parochial and LuVerne schools: closed Clarion-Goldfield-Dows: closed Eagle Grove schools: closed Fort Dodge... more »»

A question of safety

February 7, 2016 As voters go to the polls in the special Fort Dodge schools bond election Tuesday, they won’t only be asked about approving a new Duncombe School building, though it was closed in August 2015 due to... more »»

Saving Daniel Rhodes

February 7, 2016 STORM LAKE — Every once in a while, an art lover or small group on a pilgrimage wanders into a library in Storm Lake, looking for the treasure that most people who live there have long ago stopped... more »»

Pratt is Best Sports Columnist

February 7, 2016 Eric Pratt, The Messenger’s sports editor, was recognized Friday as this year’s Best Sports Columnist among Iowa’s largest newspapers. more »»

Bryson sentenced to prison terms

February 7, 2016 Jerique Bryson will spend up to 20 years in prison resulting from multiple charges for which he was sentenced Friday. He had pleaded guilty to the charges late last mont. more »»

FD City Council to consider public works matters

February 7, 2016 Public works topics dominate the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the Fort Dodge City Council. The council’s work will begin at 5 p.m. more »»

20 years

February 6, 2016 It was a celebration at the Iowa State Patrol’s District 7 office Friday as the agency marked 20 years in its location near U.S. Highway 20. District 7’s headquarters, located at 2437 235th St. more »»

Q: What does the law say about UAVs?

February 6, 2016 DES MOINES — As the Federal Aviation Administration gradually moves toward issuing regulations that govern the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial uses, others are studying a... more »»

Allowing UAVs for ag use

February 6, 2016 DES MOINES — Since the Federal Aviation Administration is way behind schedule in releasing final rules regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, the organization started taking applications fo... more »»

Angels for veterans

February 5, 2016 Three Fort Dodge women who make up the Alpha and Omega Bible study group are donating their time and resources to create and hand deliver Angels of Hope to wounded veterans. more »»

How to keep nitrates on the farm

February 5, 2016 In a perfect world, food-producing farms would mimic nature’s sustainable ways and surface water would be running clear and potable, carrying small amounts of nitrates that happen naturally. more »»

Want to build a wetland? Funds are available

February 5, 2016 Matt Helmers, an Iowa State University agriculture and biosystems engineer, told members of the ag committee of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Thursday that of all the practices available fo... more »»

Vazquez gets 15 years for abuse

February 5, 2016 A Fort Dodge man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection to a sexual abuse case from last year. Benjamin Vazquez Jr. more »»

Events center planned at Briggs Woods

February 5, 2016 WEBSTER?CITY?—Organizers are hoping that a new expansion project at Briggs Woods Golf Course Clubhouse south of Webster City could bring more conventions, business gatherings and weddings to Hamilto... more »»

The day after

February 4, 2016 The first big snow of 2016 brought a foot of snow down on the Fort Dodge area, with blizzard-like winds throughout Monday night and Tuesday. Snowfall was reported at 12. more »»

No injuries reported

February 4, 2016 more »»



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