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February 21, 2015 Some areas of a building in downtown Fort Dodge look much as they did when Prusia Hardware Co., and later, Sears, Roebuck & Co. occupied the place decades ag. more »»

Middle school bands get new lessons in sound

February 21, 2015 Middle school bands from northwest Iowa came to Fort Dodge Friday to learn their strengths and ways they could make themselves sound bette. more »»

Almost Home hits funding snag

February 21, 2015 Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa will see what’s being called a restructuring in the wake of a funding shortfall. more »»

Humboldt mayor takes leave

February 21, 2015 HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Mayor Walter Jensen has taken a leave of absence, effective Friday. In a short handwritten note to the Humboldt City Council dated Feb. more »»

Thompson seeks Council seat

February 21, 2015 This year’s Fort Dodge City Council election campaign has started. Clarice Thompson announced Friday that she is running for the at-large council seat currently held by Councilman Dean Hill. more »»

Little Americans

February 20, 2015 Community Christian School held its annual Patriot Program Thursday. more »»

Almost Home closed until Tuesday

February 20, 2015 Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa is closed until Tuesday as part of a planned restructuring in the wake of a financial shortfall. more »»

Friendship and Citizens

February 20, 2015 Friendship Haven is teaming up with the Fort Dodge Police Department to provide an opportunity for its residents to learn about public safety. more »»

Water rules won’t prompt changes

February 20, 2015 New rules governing one of the primary water sources for Fort Dodge have been proposed, but a state scientist has indicated that local businesses and residents won’t notice any impact. more »»

Arts group lauds FD

February 20, 2015 Fine arts are flourishing in Fort Dodge — and the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association wants residents to know it. more »»

Soldier Creek plan

February 19, 2015 The meandering path of Soldier Creek in Snell-Crawford Park is one of the distinctive features of the Fort Dodge site. more »»

Ernst outlines stance on ISIS fight

February 19, 2015 U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Wednesday that a tougher stance is needed against the ISIS terrorist group, but added that she doesn’t want to commit American soldiers to the fight at this tim. more »»

Senator from FD supports gas tax

February 19, 2015 State Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink has joined the ranks of local lawmakers supporting a 10-cents-per-gallon increase in Iowa’s gasoline tax. more »»

Bureau lobbies for fuel tax hike

February 19, 2015 DES MOINES — Members of an influential farming group lobbied Iowa lawmakers on Wednesday to approve a fuel tax increase to pay for road improvements. more »»

Day care facilities get quality rating

February 19, 2015 Two child care providers in the Linking Families and Communities region received ratings through the quality rating system. more »»

Branstad: More resources needed

February 19, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Gov. Terry Branstad said state highways, county roads, city streets and bridges need additional resources during a visit to Webster City Wednesday. more »»

Expressing concern

February 19, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Nursing students from southeast Iowa protesting the closing of a state mental health facility in Mount Pleasant took their complaints to the Capitol on Wednesday, meeting with... more »»

Boston will headline Shellabration 2015

February 18, 2015 Shellabration organizers have more than a feeling about the success of this year’s summer concer. more »»

Planning for RAGBRAI

February 18, 2015 Less than a month after Fort Dodge was announced as the July 20 overnight stay for RAGBRAI, committees are hard at work to prepare for the 43rd annual bike ride. more »»

Land sale still up for talks

February 18, 2015 A land sale, which according to an audit was done improperly, has led to dispute between the regional landfill and its neighbo. more »»



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