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Another beginning

October 28, 2015 Ground was broken for the Crosstown Connector Industrial Park Tuesday, with Gov. Terry Branstad in attendance. The site, owned by Decker Investments In. more »»

Board fires Webster County assessor

October 28, 2015 Webster County Assessor Jeanette Thanupakorn was dismissed Tuesday evening by the panel of county, city and school officials that oversees her offic. more »»

FD men face charges in Omaha drug bust

October 28, 2015 OMAHA — Two Fort Dodge men are facing drug charges in Nebraska after they allegedly were found with 41 bags of marijuana. more »»

FD council candidates sound off

October 28, 2015 Better housing and improved public safety were some of the issues that Fort Dodge City Council hopefuls indicated were their top priorities during a forum Tuesday evening. more »»

State order raises property valuations

October 28, 2015 A state order will increase Webster County commercial property valuations by 16 percent, retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year. more »»

Fort Dodge blitz a ‘screaming success’

October 28, 2015 The recent smoke detector blitz, a joint effort of the Fort Dodge Fire Department and the American Red Cross to get smoke alarms into homes without them, has been called a success. more »»

Harvest in Harcourt

October 27, 2015 HARCOURT — Work wasn’t scheduled to begin until 10 a.m. Monday, but Duane Peterson already had his hands full. more »»

Webster County assessor fired

October 27, 2015 Webster County Assessor Jeanette Thanupakorn was fired by the county’s Conference Board Tuesday evening. Her dismissal is effective immediately, according to Webster County Supervisor Mark Campbell. more »»

Northwest plan OK’d

October 27, 2015 A plan to rejuvenate the Northwest River District of Fort Dodge was advanced by city leaders, who said Monday that improving Third Avenue Northwest ought to be its early focus. more »»

Man gets 5 years for his actions

October 27, 2015 A man who pleaded guilty to lascivious acts with a child claimed that his accuser is a troublemaker. more »»

FD school board sets vote timeline

October 27, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District board has set a timeline in moving toward a special referendum. more »»

Humboldt Co. law enforcement contracts considered

October 27, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors met with Sheriff Dean Kruger about law enforcement contracts at Monday’s board meeting. more »»

13 Days of Halloween

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Fort Dodge City Council moves on house setback problem

October 27, 2015 The Fort Dodge City Council on Monday began the process of selling some land needed to bring a new home into compliance with zoning rules, but at least one elected official wants to know how the... more »»

13 Days of Halloween

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Former emergency coordinator may sue

October 27, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors were introduced to Melody Larson, the county’s new emergency management coordinator, at Monday’s board meeting. more »»

Open burning period OK’d

October 27, 2015 Fort Dodge residents will be allowed to burn leaves and other yard waste for nine days, beginning Saturday and ending Nov. 8. more »»

13 days of Halloween

October 26, 2015 -Messenger photo by Hans Madsen The Messenger’s 13 Days of Halloween continues with this display at 215 N 25th St. that features a pair of skeletons keeping watch on the pumpkins. more »»

The call she’ll never forget

October 26, 2015 In nearly three years as a Webster County sheriff’s deputy, Amy Stringer has responded to countless calls for service and help. Some of those calls have stuck with her over the year. more »»

Safer roads

October 26, 2015 EMMETSBURG — For drivers in Palo Alto County, Sheriff Lynn Schultes has some good news: Since April 1, 2014, when his department began the High 5 Program, accidents in the county are down 24 percen. more »»



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