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Taking hate seriously

August 31, 2016 Pete Deegan, who leads criminal prosecutions for the U.S. more »»

In Webster County, Medicaid privatization called ‘debacle’

August 31, 2016 Public health officials in Webster County say they haven’t been paid thousands of dollars for services they’ve provided months after a major change in how Iowa manages its Medicaid program. more »»

Pipeline opponents plan Boone Co. protest

August 31, 2016 DES MOINES — Citing concerns about pipeline safety, groups protesting an oil pipeline crossing Iowa say they are willing to risk arrest to stand against a Texas company building the pipeline across... more »»

Webster County chooses new insurance agent

August 31, 2016 Webster County has chosen a new insurance agent for its liability insurance and workers’ compensation, two months after the former agent’s license was temporarily suspended. more »»

Repair to bridge could be finished this week

August 31, 2016 Repairs on a bridge on P59 south of Otho could be finished this week, if the weather holds ou. more »»

Man facing charges after alleged gun threats

August 31, 2016 A Fort Dodge man who allegedly threatened a woman with a rifle has been ordered held on bond. more »»

Pennsylvania man injured in collision with tree

August 31, 2016 A Pennsylvania man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a tree along a Fort Dodge street and broke his leg. more »»


August 30, 2016 A Fort Dodge man was injured after his Dodge Ram pickup truck went airborne over an embankment south of Fort Dodge Monday afternoon, according to Amy Stringer, Webster County sheriff’s deputy. more »»

Construction on contested land can begin

August 30, 2016 After a judge again denied the request for a stay, landowners opposed to an oil pipeline being built across their land may see construction this week. more »»

Prestage to share economic benefits, Null says

August 30, 2016 Jere Null, chief operating officer of Prestage Foods of Iowa, said the new $240 million Prestage pork processing plant will have a positive impact on the north central Iowa region and will provide... more »»

UnitedHealthcare official confirms Medicaid losses

August 30, 2016 DES MOINES — A representative for one of the insurance companies overseeing Iowa’s newly privatized Medicaid program said Monday the company has lost money during the system’s implementation, but... more »»

Iowa Democratic leader touts link with younger voters

August 30, 2016 A connection with younger voters and a strong organization are the keys to victory for the Iowa Democratic Party, according to its leader. “Younger people are one of our targets,” Dr. more »»

Humboldt supervisors offer Oxbow Park for sale again

August 30, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to try again to sell county-owned Oxbow Park. more »»

Humboldt supervisors offer Oxbow Park for sale again

August 30, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to try again to sell county-owned Oxbow Park. more »»

Branstad says State Patrol could deal with pipeline protests

August 30, 2016 PELLA (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad said he’ll authorize the Iowa State Patrol to deal with protesters who could try to stop construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline. more »»

Restraining order against protesters sought

August 30, 2016 DES MOINES (AP) — The company building an oil pipeline across Iowa is asking a federal judge to issue a restraining order against two protest groups and their leaders. more »»

Down on the farm

August 29, 2016 PALMER — There were no screens or smartphones of any kind at the 33rd annual Wiegert Prairie Fall Fest on Sunday as visitors got a glimpse into how people lived during the 1800s. more »»

On patrol

August 29, 2016 When law enforcement agencies across the state patrol the roads over the next week, they will have one goal in mind — stopping a recent trend of higher-than-normal fatal accidents. more »»

Chug a luggin’ around Brushy Creek

August 29, 2016 HOMER — Earl Hanson, of Dayton, bought his John Deere tractor new in 1958. more »»

Canine reunion

August 28, 2016 As the many Leader Dogs in training showed off their skills Saturday afternoon during the sixth annual Puppy Day at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, one of the alumni, a black lab named Lady,... more »»



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