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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 »»

Women play vital role in agriculture

July 13, 2014 For as long as human beings have engaged in the assorted pursuits referred to collectively as agriculture, women have been key players in the success of those undertakings. more »»

America’s DNA

July 13, 2014 There are many ways to lose freedom — conquering armies, surrendering without a fight. Unfortunately, we are currently surrendering our freedom, not to a foreign power, but to our own governmen. more »»

Everyone may now board, except you

July 13, 2014 The boarding pass typically lists two times: the time of departure and the time of boarding. For many airline passengers, the only significant one is time of departure. more »»

Chicago’s shooting spree

July 13, 2014 For most of the country, July Fourth weekend means hot dogs, fireworks and relaxing time with family. In certain neighborhoods in Chicago, it means something very different. more »»



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