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Nelson to take Growth Alliance role

July 16, 2014 A Manson native working for the Target Corp. in Minnesota has been hired as the new community development director of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. more »»

Wright County has 100 dead voters

July 16, 2014 By PETER KASPARI pkaspari@messengernews. more »»

Humboldt bridge project put on hold

July 16, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Humboldt’s Sumner Avenue Bridge project has been put on hold. more »»

Grassley phone bill approved

July 16, 2014 By BILL SHEA A measure co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. more »»

Webster, Calhoun drainage dispute put to rest

July 16, 2014 A dispute over how to pay drainage attorneys has apparently been resolved by the Webster and Calhoun County boards of supervisors. more »»

Webster Co. supervisors discuss pipeline plan

July 16, 2014 A lower speed limit has been set for the unincorporated area of Palm Grove, during the regular meeting of the Webster County Board of Supervisors Tuesda. more »»

Communicating culture

July 15, 2014 Rural Iowa has rich arts and cultural opportunities — but they can be hard to find. more »»

Industrial park, Triton Plaza advance

July 15, 2014 By BILL SHEA bshea@messengernews. more »»

ATV fatalities investigation continues

July 15, 2014 The Iowa State Patrol will continue its investigation of the deaths of two Fort Dodge residents who died after a tree fell on the all-terrain vehicle they were riding. more »»

Council moves toward smaller city trash bins

July 15, 2014 Relief may be coming for Fort Dodge residents tired of struggling with their large garbage and recycling containers. more »»

Early Literacy legislation will impact FDCSD

July 15, 2014 Elementary-level early learning legislation passed into law in 2012 will affect the Fort Dodge Community School District with the 2014-15 school year. more »»

Fierke’s contract extended to 2018

July 15, 2014 The contract of Fort Dodge City Manager David Fierke was extended until June 30, 2018, by the City Council Monday. Fierke’s base salary was set at $136,600. The extension was approved on a 5-2 vote. more »»

Trail, storm sewer contracts awarded by FD council

July 15, 2014 A new section of trail will be built and some massive storm sewers will be installed as a result of contracts awarded Monday night by the Fort Dodge City Council. The council hired Nels Pederson Co. more »»

Sign law change planned in Fort Dodge

July 15, 2014 By BILL SHEA bshea@messengernews. more »»

Two dead in ‘freak accident’

July 14, 2014 Two people were killed Sunday evening in what investigators are calling a “freak accident.” The two victims, who were riding on a four-wheeler, were killed around 5 p.. more »»

Strumming in Stratford

July 14, 2014 STRATFORD — There was bluegrass music in the Stratford park as the annual Bluegrass Festival came to a close with five bands taking the stage Sunday afternoon. more »»

Fair comes to a close Sunday

July 14, 2014 Several 4-H members got to show off their strength Sunday as a Tug of War contest was held on the final day of the Webster County Fai. more »»

Howard helps the homeless at Beacon

July 14, 2014 Eric Howard, chaplain and operations manager at the Beacon of Hope Men’s Shelter, has helped more than 700 homeless Fort Dodge men with spiritual and financial advice. more »»

Fort Dodge Community Choir is back in the chapel

July 14, 2014 Aside from shaking the rafters with their powerful sound, the Fort Dodge Community Choir has done some other work on the roof at the Coppin Chapel American Methodist Episcopal Church recently. more »»

UPDATE: Two dead after tree falls on four-wheeler

July 13, 2014 Two people were killed Sunday evening in what investigators are calling a “freak accident.” The two victims, who were riding on a four-wheeler, were killed around 5 p.. more »»



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