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Seven saves

February 9, 2016 Two of them were being poisoned by an odorless gas. Four of them were in a blazing house. One of them suffered a near fatal heart attac. more »»

Duncombe asbestos removal approved

February 9, 2016 The Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday approved advertising bids for a Duncombe Elementary building asbestos removal projec. more »»

Teen gets prison on robbery conviction

February 9, 2016 A Manson teen has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a Kum & Go robbery late last year. Robert K. Simacek, 17, of Manson, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of second-degree robbery. more »»

FD street projects for 2016 introduced

February 9, 2016 A 2016 paving project which, among other things, will resurface the streets in the Parkview neighborhood south of downtown was introduced to the Fort Dodge City Council Monday night. more »»

Dakota Access pipeline deliberations begin

February 9, 2016 DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board can consider safety of a proposed pipeline in its deliberations, even though safety overall is handled by a federal agency, board members heard Monday. more »»

Porter gets FD public works director job

February 9, 2016 The word acting has been dropped from Merle Porter’s job title as a result of Fort Dodge City Council action Monday. more »»

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 »»

Schools canceled

February 8, 2016 All Fort Dodge public and parochial schools are now canceled for today. more »»

Tuesday delays announced

February 8, 2016 The following delays have been announced for Tuesday: Clarion Mosaic: 90-minute delay Clarion-Goldfield-Dows schools: 90-minute delay Eagle Grove schools: offices and classes start at 10 a.m. 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 »»



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