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Budget talks continue

January 13, 2015 By BILL SHEA State money to help pay for replacing a 94-year-old bridge and to create a riverfront master plan was accepted by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

City considers new funding source for 911

January 13, 2015 The property tax rate in Fort Dodge is expected to rise as city officials move to a new source of funding for an expanding 911 dispatch service in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. more »»

FD Middle School building approved

January 13, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday approved final acceptance of the Fort Dodge Middle School building from Construction Services Inc., of Des Moines. more »»

Former Lehigh mayor retakes office

January 13, 2015 LEHIGH — Former Lehigh Mayor Paula Martin has taken office again as of Monday night’s city council meeting. more »»

City Council supports CJ on water issue

January 13, 2015 The Fort Dodge City Council on Monday endorsed a proposed variance from environmental standards sought by CJ Bio America on the grounds that the change would benefit wastewater treatment operations. more »»

Paw Therapy

January 12, 2015 When a new “Rap Room” peer support group begins meeting soon, not only will those who attend get to talk with each other in a safe environment, they’ll get to enjoy the company of one of the many... more »»

Meier oversees emergency calls

January 12, 2015 You are out on a road traveling home from work. Your car gets stuck in a snow drift. If you are traveling through Wright County, your 911 call will go to the Wright County Communications center. more »»

Branstad to kick off second term with limited goals

January 12, 2015 DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad is kicking off his sixth term with a limited list of goals, most notably increasing roads funding, but so far without any major legacy project on the horizon. more »»

NCIBA festival tests students

January 11, 2015 Kelly Weber, band director at St. more »»

Local flu season may be among worst

January 11, 2015 This year’s flu season is shaping up to be a severe one, nationally and locally. “I’ve been in the ER for 20 years and this is the worst I can remember,” said Dr. more »»

Robot builders test their skills at FDSH

January 11, 2015 It’s a simple task — pick up a ball from the floor and then deposit it into a tube. Of course, it is actually a simple task — a toddler could do it with ease. more »»

‘We’re here to help’

January 10, 2015 Cooper Elementary’s third-grade students have been learning this week about city jobs and roles in Fort Dodge as part of their social studies unit. more »»

Second Green trial moved to Boone Co.

January 10, 2015 SAC CITY — The second trial of a man accused of killing his roommate has been moved to Boone County following a change of venue motion. John D. more »»

Dak pleads guilty to extortion

January 10, 2015 A man once charged with robbery in connection with an incident at Iowa Central Community College has pleaded guilty to extortion. more »»

Diekman ordered held on bond

January 10, 2015 A robbery suspect arrested Thursday by Fort Dodge police has been ordered held on bond. Dontay Diekman, 31, of Fort Dodge, is being held in the Webster County Jail on a total $21,000 bond. more »»

Algona readies for 2015 and beyond

January 10, 2015 ALGONA — The Algona Area Economic Development Committee is revitalizing itself for 2015 by establishing new plans and goals. more »»

The best seats in the house

January 9, 2015 MANSON — Manson Northwest Webster Principal Kevin Wood is looking forward to tonight’s home basketball game when the Cougars will take on Graettinger-Terril. more »»

Green trial moved to Boone County

January 9, 2015 SAC CITY - The second trial of man accused of killing his former roommate has been moved to Boone County following a change of venue request. John D. more »»

Donors sought for blood shortage

January 9, 2015 LifeServe Blood Center is seeking donations because of a critical shortage in its blood supply. more »»



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