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Officers have tools to help stop fleeing suspects

March 5, 2015 When a police officer pulls over someone for any reason, the ideal scenario is that the person will park their vehicle on the side of the road and listen to the officer. more »»

Cause of fatal fire undetermined

March 5, 2015 Investigators have ruled that the cause of the fatal house fire at 703 Fourth Ave. N. can't be determined. more »»

New Sears store coming to FD

March 5, 2015 A new Sears Hometown Store will open in the Crossroads Mall this spring, it was announced Thursday. more »»

Chase suspects held

March 5, 2015 A woman who allegedly led officers on a high-speed chase through four counties Tuesday made an initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Wednesday. Cori M. more »»

Former landfill director to make Alford plea

March 5, 2015 A former director of the local landfill is scheduled to plead guilty Monday to first-degree theft. Michael Grell will offer an Alford plea to the charge he originally faced, which is a Class C felony. more »»

Home Base Iowa comes to FD

March 5, 2015 Webster and Humboldt counties, along with Iowa Central Community College, are joining the Home Base Iowa program intended to make the state an attractive place for veterans. Gov. more »»

Officials: More gas tax money will lead to more road work

March 5, 2015 The extra dime worth of tax now levied on every gallon of gasoline sold in Iowa will result in more potholes being filled, more streets being paved and more bridges being fixed, according to local... more »»

Two arrested after high-speed chase

March 4, 2015 Two suspects are in custody following a high-speed chase that began in Fort Dodge and traveled through four counties Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Counties hire engineers to oversee pipeline

March 4, 2015 Webster County has secured the services of an engineer who will oversee the installation of the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline through the county — if it is built. more »»

Decades-old tax levy passes in Humboldt

March 4, 2015 HUMBOLDT — Humboldt residents decided Tuesday to keep the Unified Law Enforcement levy they have already been paying for 30 years. Unofficial results show the levy passed 146 to 70. more »»

Butler teachers and students cut their hair for charity

March 4, 2015 Teachers and students at Butler Elementary cut their hair during a special assembly Tuesday for the charity Wigs for Kids. more »»

Sups approve changes to bridge plans

March 4, 2015 A modified bridge repair schedule was approved by the Webster County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The board also voted to purchase a new pickup truck. more »»

High speed chase ends

March 3, 2015 Multiple agencies responded to a high speed chase, which has now ended without incident in a ditch southeast of Vincent. more »»

Decades-old levy passes in Humboldt

March 3, 2015 HUMBOLDT - City of Humboldt residents decided Tuesday to keep the Unified Law Enforcement levy they have already been paying for 30 years. Unofficial results show the levy passed 146-70. more »»

Webster County LEC remodel moves forward

March 3, 2015 With the installation of some electronics on Monday and a generator scheduled to come in Thursday, work is progressing smoothly on the Webster County Law Enforcement Center. more »»

Branstad taps seven from area for posts

March 3, 2015 Seven area residents were nominated Monday by Gov. Terry Branstad for seats on various state boards and commission. more »»

Fort Dodge truck driver fatally struck on Minneapolis freeway

March 3, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol said a Fort Dodge truck driver is dead after he got out of his semi on a Minneapolis interstate and was struck by another vehicle. more »»

FDMS selected for Belin-Blank STEM program

March 3, 2015 Fort Dodge Middle School has been selected for the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Research Center’s STEM Excellent and Leadership Program. more »»

Humboldt council discusses city budget

March 3, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council held a public hearing on the city budget at Monday’s council meeting but could not approve the budget, pending the outcome of the vote today on the Unified Law... more »»

Humboldt Co. gets insurance update

March 3, 2015 By ROBERT WOLF editor@messengernews. more »»



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