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More than air strikes will be needed

August 15, 2014 Islamic State terrorists poised to conquer Iraq will suffer from U.S. airstrikes — but that will not be enough to defeat them. Only attacks on the ground can do that. more »»

Liberal senators urge Obama action

August 14, 2014 President Barack Obama is being urged to use an executive order to crack down on what are being called “corporate deserters.” Three members of Congress requested the action. more »»

Racial bigotry has no place in politics

August 13, 2014 Claims that opposition to President Barack Obama has racist undertones have become common. more »»

Inspectors general are vital watchdogs

August 12, 2014 Perhaps the best friends Americans have in government are the inspectors general who act as watchdogs to root out waste and sometimes, crime by politicians and bureaucrat. more »»

Islamic State poses a huge threat

August 11, 2014 Al-Qaida, behind the Sept. more »»

Charles Grassley keeps his promise

August 10, 2014 When a politician makes a promise, it’s not uncommon for voters to respond with skepticism. When U.S. Se. more »»

Ebola threat is a serious concern

August 9, 2014 N early 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tale. more »»

Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash is back

August 8, 2014 Tall corn and dragon boats may seem like an odd combination, but here in Webster County they both have emerged as symbolic of summer. more »»

It’s National Farmers Market Week

August 7, 2014 F armers markets are becoming more common not only in Iowa, but also across the nation. The U.. more »»

It’s vital to keep Medicare strong

August 6, 2014 M any members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older Americans to leave their own... more »»

BBC mandate is wrong approach

August 5, 2014 Americans are more fortunate than many know in having a wide variety of privately owned newspapers and other information source. more »»

VA needs to clean house aggressively

August 4, 2014 In the private sector, the penalty for not performing sometimes is losing one’s job. Lying about it is an almost certain route to a pink slip. more »»

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair

August 3, 2014 If you love a parade, plan to be in Des Moines Wednesday evening at 6:15. more »»

Altering Constitution is wrong move

August 2, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans’ freedom of speech, including that in which they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few members of the U.. more »»

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday starts today

August 1, 2014 It’s hard to believe, but area families are already beginning to think about the items that will be needed to send young folks back to school properly equipped and looking good. more »»

Better days are ahead for FD streets

July 31, 2014 For Fort Dodge residents — particularly those who bemoan the state of city streets — this summer’s spate of road work is good news indeed. more »»

Peaceful resolution is a job well done

July 30, 2014 An early morning standoff in Fort Dodge ended peacefully Tuesday, thanks to cooperation among local law enforcement officials who showed incredible patience, the wisdom that comes with experience an... more »»

FD council makes right move on containers

July 29, 2014 A new trash collection method in Fort Dodge has not been without detractors. more »»

4-H honorees strengthen worthy program

July 28, 2014 The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 as 4-H celebrated 100 years of a program dedicated to teaching youth life skills. more »»

Softball tournament continues legacy

July 27, 2014 According to data compiled by the Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Iowa High School Girls State Softball Tournament is an economic home run for the communit. more »»



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