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U.S. Senate holds rare Sunday session

July 27, 2015 By ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. more »»

Bird Flu conference to be held this week

July 27, 2015 DES MOINES — A bird flu that resulted in the deaths of 48 million chickens and turkeys has finally waned, but industry officials and government researchers will gather this week in Des Moines to... more »»

Two killed, one hurt in crash

July 26, 2015 Two people were killed and another was critically injured in a car accident late Sunday night just outside of Fort Dodge. The accident was reported around 8:30 p.m. more »»

Hot shade, hot blues

July 26, 2015 Alicia Stenzel, of Fort Dodge, came prepared to the Lizard Creek Blue Society Blues Under The Trees festival Saturday at Frontier Sports Center south of Fort Dodge. more »»

Grassley: Iran nuke deal faces trouble

July 26, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said Saturday that he expects the Senate will try to reject the nuclear deal with Iran, and added that he’s likely to support that move. more »»

Christie touts his record

July 26, 2015 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that he would begin attacking regulations he believes are hampering the economy within the first 100 days of his administration if he wins the White House. more »»

A fountain of fun

July 26, 2015 GOLDFIELD — Bruce Rasmussen, of Goldfield, didn’t have to travel too far Saturday morning to drive his modified John Deere lawn tractor in the parade during the annual Fountain City Days celebratio. more »»

She crusades to publicize unsolved murders

July 26, 2015 She was writing book reviews for a Sioux City newspaper, which even 10 years ago wasn’t considered eye-grabbing material for the masses. more »»

Lack of funds closes DCI Cold Case Unit

July 26, 2015 DES MOINES — In its three years in operation, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Cold Case Unit brought to close two unsolved homicide cases dating as far back as the 1970s. more »»

Getting away with murder

July 26, 2015 Roughly a third of homicides in the U.S. go unsolved. more »»

Tammy Zywicki cold case investigation nears 23 years

July 26, 2015 Twenty-three years after Tammy Jo Zywicki’s death, her mother is trying to stay optimistic that investigators will solve the case. “It’s been hard,” said JoAnn Zywicki. more »»


July 25, 2015 EMMETSBURG — Rosie, a horse belonging to Isabell Gehrt, 14, of Mallard, seemed less than thrilled to be getting a bath Friday afternoon to get her ready for horse events at the Palo Alto County Fai. more »»

Rights of the deaf

July 25, 2015 The continuing efforts to keep deaf people fully integrated in all aspects of life are the focus of a statewide conference being held in Fort Dodge. more »»

Tire horses, blue ribbons

July 24, 2015 HUMBOLDT — One thing visitors can’t do when they visit the Humboldt County Fair is hop on the horses and ride them around. What they can do, however, is hop on the next best thing. more »»

Fiorina hears farmers

July 24, 2015 A group of Fort Dodge area farmers frustrated by what they see as more and more government regulations received a sympathetic hearing Thursday from Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. more »»

Grassley bill on juvenile justice advances

July 24, 2015 A juvenile justice reform bill co-authored by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. more »»

Dogs can return to their roots

July 24, 2015 Dogs can get back to their roots during a sanctioned Barn Hunt Fun Match hosted by the Fort Dodge Kennel Club on Aug. 1 in the auditorium at the Webster County Fairground. more »»

Adult mentors make a difference in young lives

July 24, 2015 Some students need an extra friend in their lives. The BRIDGES program, through the Fort Dodge Community School District, exists to connect those boys and girls with a mentor. more »»

Learning to judge

July 23, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — The Floral Hall at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City was filled with an assortment of flowers, foods, photographs and sewn goods on Wednesday afternoo. more »»

Carpet store blaze probe is ongoing

July 23, 2015 Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a blaze that heavily damaged Jim’s Carpet One in Fort Dodge Tuesday morning. more »»



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