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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 »»

Financial literacy should be key component

July 26, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Safety committee serves a useful purpose

July 25, 2014 School tragedies are an all-too-common occurrence in the United States. more »»

Help celebrate Hometown Pride

July 20, 2014 In every town there are special people who contribute to the success of the community through the giving things they do. more »»

Girls softball is back

July 20, 2014 One of summer’s most enjoyable events is about to begin. more »»

This scandal must end

July 19, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»

VA requires more scutiny

July 18, 2014 Many people who work in the private sector would have no trouble answering a “what’s wrong with this picture” question about a Veterans Affairs Department official’s apology recently. more »»

‘Secure’ is the wrong word

July 17, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. And now, for sneaking across the border from Mexico into the United State. more »»

Something must be done soon

July 17, 2014 A flood of thousands of Central American children who managed, sometimes alone, to sneak across the allegedly secure border between the U.S. more »»

Cleaning up FD is a group effort

July 16, 2014 In 2012, a group of property owners formed a team to start the initiative “Keep 15th Clean & Gree. more »»

Overturn this ruling

July 15, 2014 National Labor Relations Board members have an opportunity to avoid making their agency look ridiculous, simple-minded and biased. They should take it. more »»

A major policy re-evaluation is in order

July 14, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace recently. more »»



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