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Fire destroys trailer home west of FD

March 17, 2015 Fire destroyed a trailer home west of Fort Dodge Monday morning. No one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries. more »»

Humboldt asks DOT for permanent stop on 169

March 17, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council has asked the Iowa Department of Transportation to make a temporary four-way stop on U.S. Highway 169 permanent. more »»

Humboldt sups buy new voting equipment Monday

March 17, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — Future voters in Humboldt County will have new voting equipment, the result of action taken by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Monday. more »»

Gardens, grapes, geothermal

March 16, 2015 Those who want to make the most of their backyards learned two possible ways to do that from speakers at the 2015 Home & Garden Expo Sunday. more »»

Structure fire reported in Moorland

March 16, 2015 MOORLAND - Firefighters from Moorland, Callender and Barnum were dispatched to a trailer house on fire west of Fort Dodge. The fire was in the area of 2109 200th Stree. more »»

Moving up

March 16, 2015 In law enforcement agencies, there are several different ranks that officers are eligible to be promoted to. more »»

Hartman works with Habitat, ReStore

March 16, 2015 Since moving to Fort Dodge, Howard Hartman has worked to eradicate poverty housing one house at a time. more »»

Judy’s journey

March 15, 2015 Judy Stoltenberg looks quietly out the window of her downtown Fort Dodge apartment, next to her, propped up against the couch, is a cane. more »»

It’s the wearin’ of the green in Emmetsburg

March 15, 2015 EMMETSBURG — Leprechauns danced through the streets of Emmetsburg Saturday, greeting children as the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade went through downtown. more »»

McAnally, Kluver offer tips at Home & Garden Expo

March 15, 2015 For those who want to remodel their home or build a new one, there are many things to consider before a single shovel full of dirt is dug or a single old piece of lumber removed. more »»

Woman power

March 14, 2015 Hundreds of Fort Dodge second-graders are experiencing the fun of reading with the help of a local foundation. more »»

U.S. 20 advocates: ‘Success is at hand’

March 14, 2015 GALVA — Once upon a time, not so very long ago, a four-lane U.S. Highway 20 running from Sioux City to Dubuque seemed like a fairy tale to even the project’s staunchest proponents. more »»

U.S. 71 reroute to replace Iowa 196

March 14, 2015 SAC CITY — At 9 a.m. Monday, Iowa Highway 196 will close until Thanksgiving. A major reconstruction of the highway, which runs approximately 10 miles between U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. more »»

Expo fires up spring spirit

March 14, 2015 Spring-like weather Friday inspired thoughts of gardening and home improvement, and brought the community out to The Messenger’s Home & Garden Expo. more »»

High 5 success in Palo Alto

March 14, 2015 EMMETSBURG — Law enforcement officials in Palo Alto County are seeing success following an ongoing traffic enforcement project meant to decrease accidents and increase seatbelt usage. more »»

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 »»



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