Messenger News Briefen-usSat, 28 May 2016 17:41:12 EDTSat, 28 May 2016 17:41:12 EDT learning offered by Extension - Steve Ferguson, Iowa ag program specialist with Iowa Finance Authority will be the guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office, 305 N. Main St.Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTDNR sets free fishing weekend MOINES (AP) - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Iowa residents may fish without a license next weekend. The department has announced their free fishing weekend will run June 3-5.Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTTree knocks out power in Fort Dodge MidAmerican Energy Co. customers in Fort Dodge were without power for more than an hour Tuesday after a tree fell on a power line. Ruth Comer, a spokeswoman for MidAmerican, said a report came in at 10:34 p.m.Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTProperty taxes are due, says treasurer Webster County treasurer is reminding county residents that property taxes must be paid before May 31. Taxes which are not paid will be published in the newspaper on June 4. The tax sale will be held at 8 a.m. June 20 in the courthouse.Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTStorytime to begin at the Fort Dodge Public Library for summer storytime will start Thursday. Children who are from 2 to 6 years old are the intended audience, but children of all ages may attend with appropriate adult supervisio.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT