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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 »»

One dead in construction trench collapse

August 14, 2015 One person was confirmed dead following a construction site cave-in in Fort Dodge Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. near Seventh Avenue North and 25th Street. more »»

Planning process kicks off

August 14, 2015 The northwest side of Fort Dodge is already a special place that could be enhanced with a few additions, such as a grocery store, some planning consultants learned from community residents Thursday... more »»

4-lane US 20 on the move

August 14, 2015 EARLY — Only about 30 miles to go. Organizers and supporters are excited to see that the final two-lane stages of U.S. Highway 20 are about to become four lanes. more »»

Nursing facility firm to pay $415K

August 14, 2015 GOWRIE — A chain of nursing facilities, which includes Gowrie Care Center, has agreed to repay $415,044.46 in federal money to resolve allegations of Medicaid overpayment. more »»

Overall, it’s all about the fun

August 14, 2015 DES MOINES — Clay Freimuth waited two and a half hours for a chance to show off his last pig Thursday afternoon at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Patton held on bond

August 14, 2015 A man who allegedly showed a knife while shoplifting from Walmart has been ordered held on bond. Justin Patton, 34, of Melbourne, has been charged with second-degree robbery and fifth-degree theft. more »»

CCS finds need to expand preschool

August 14, 2015 Community Christian School has expanded its preschool program for 3-year-olds. “There’s been quite a need for a 3-year-old program,” Lisa Goedken, CCS administrator, said. more »»


August 13, 2015 Area 4-H’ers who have dedicated their lives to the organization will be inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame during the Iowa State Fair. The ceremony is Aug. 23 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. more »»

Grant to pay for taxiway

August 13, 2015 A taxiway at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport will be getting some improvements later this year with the assistance of a Federal Aviation Administration grant. more »»

Grant to pay for taxiway

August 13, 2015 A taxiway at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport will be getting some improvements later this year with the assistance of a Federal Aviation Administration grant. more »»

Pipeline survey can’t be blocked

August 13, 2015 PILOT MOUND — A judge has ordered a Boone County man to allow an oil pipeline company access to his land in order to complete a land survey, in connection with a proposed pipeline that will cross... more »»

Three seek FD council seats

August 13, 2015 Two incumbents and one challenger have filed their nominating petitions for this year’s Fort Dodge City Council election. more »»

Spears pleads not guilty to theft

August 13, 2015 A woman accused of shoplifting at Walmart with a man who allegedly pulled a knife on an employee has pleaded not guilty. more »»



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