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Pi Day: Endless possibilities

March 14, 2015 At precisely 9:26.535 a.m. today, for those who like math, it will be time to celebrate the once-a-century occurrence of Pi Day, matching the number past the first three digits of 3.14. more »»

Training in smoke

March 13, 2015 Fort Dodge firefighters training in a vacant home Thursday had their work cut out for them as they went into the basement to find the fire — and the victim of that virtual blaze. more »»

Economist: Thunder, lightning on ag’s horizon

March 13, 2015 EMMETSBURG — Volatility is the word in agriculture in the months and years ahead. more »»

Grassley: Federal lawsuit is not realistic

March 13, 2015 A federal lawsuit to be filed against Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties alleging water pollution violations doesn’t reflect the reality of farming or the law, according to U.S. Sen. more »»

Highway 4 project set in Pocahontas County

March 13, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Iowa Highway 4 in southern Pocahontas County will receive a treatment this summer intended to extend the life of the pavement. more »»

Sac City adopts new logo

March 13, 2015 SAC CITY — Visitors to Sac City in the coming months may notice something different about the town. That’s because the Sac City Council recently approved the design for a new city logo. more »»

Tasting beer

March 13, 2015 Guests had the chance to taste beers from around the world at the third annual World of Beer Tasting fundraiser for the Vincent House Thursda. more »»

Ready to resume

March 12, 2015 The return of warm temperatures and singing birds heralds the beginning of a new season — road construction season. more »»

State senators split on school start

March 12, 2015 bshea@messengernews.net The two state senators representing Webster County differed on a recently approved bill that would allow local school boards to determine when the academic year starts. more »»

FD man clinging to wall is fished from river

March 12, 2015 A man who fell into the frigid waters of the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon was pulled to safety by a police office. more »»

Ready for history day

March 12, 2015 Three Fort Dodge Middle School students are readying for National History Day, a Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency regional competition taking place Saturday in Storm Lake. more »»

Vets raising funds for bench

March 12, 2015 Two Vietnam War veterans who led efforts to create a Vietnam memorial in Fort Dodge are now looking to add to the monument. more »»

Your tax dollars at work

March 12, 2015 Your tax dollars at work This is a summary of major bills approved for payment by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. To: Frontline Plus Inc. more »»

Wind ruling prompts change

March 12, 2015 IOWA CITY — Gov. Terry Branstad is installing a new chair of the Iowa Utilities Board, weeks after hearing complaints from the state’s largest energy company about a wind power ruling. more »»

Iowa’s telemedicine abortion system now in court’s hands

March 12, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — The future of Iowa’s unusual telemedicine abortion system went before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, with attorneys offering starkly different views on the legality of the... more »»

Two burn victims in FD fire released

March 11, 2015 Two people who suffered burns in the the fatal Fort Dodge house fire Feb. 22 have been released from the burn unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. more »»

Controlled burn in Manson

March 11, 2015 The Manson Fire Department has confirmed that there is a large controlled burn behind Manson Red Power Inc. more »»

Tax increase pays off for U.S. 20 project

March 11, 2015 The effort to make U.S. Highway 20 a four-lane route all across Iowa is already benefiting from the gasoline tax increase that went into effect March 1. more »»

Traver held on bond after standoff

March 11, 2015 A man who allegedly assaulted his wife before barricading himself inside his home Monday night has been ordered held on bond. more »»

Motion is overruled in Bringus case

March 11, 2015 A judge has overruled Jason Bringus’ request to overturn his guilty pleas and has scheduled sentencing for March 1. more »»

 
 
 

 

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