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Fort Dodge, Iowa is located in Webster County. Zip codes in Fort Dodge, IA include 50501. The median home price in Fort Dodge is $79,900. More Fort Dodge information.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Freeman-Journal

Arts festival planned for Fort Dodge

"Desiring the Arts Festival 2014" is planned for Fort Dodge Aug. 21 through 23, with a variety of performers and artists scheduled to appear.

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8 hrs ago | The Messenger

Blinking yellow arrow

The temporary traffic lights that dangled from wires near Menards on Fifth Avenue South in Fort Dodge for nearly a decade have come down.

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8 hrs ago | The Messenger

Tax-free

Stores in the Fort Dodge area may be filled today with shoppers ready to expand their wardrobes without giving the state and local governments any more money.

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Yesterday | The Messenger

Better days are ahead for FD streets

For Fort Dodge residents - particularly those who bemoan the state of city streets - this summer's spate of road work is good news indeed.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Messenger

Jim Mowrer criticizes King on immigration

The actions and inaccurate statements of U.S. Rep. Steve King have helped to compound the illegal immigration problem on the southwest border, his Democratic challenger contended Wednesday evening during a visit to Fort Dodge.

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The Messenger

Man in FD standoff faces six charges

The man facing several charges for Tuesday's standoff with police made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Wednesday.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Council Bluffs hires Fort Dodge police chief

The Daily Nonpareil reports a panel selected Fort Dodge Chief Tim Carmody to head the Council Bluffs police department.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Messenger

Bond case still in talks

Fort Dodge law enforcement officials have not yet determined whether charges will be filed against a woman who allegedly took in nearly 60 dogs and cats.

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The Daily Freeman-Journal

WC school board to go paperless

At their regular meeting on Monday, the board approved a contract with Web School Tools to provide them with paperless software.

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The Messenger

Man in standoff with Fort Dodge police

A subject who barricaded himself inside a Fort Dodge home was safely taken into police custody hours after he refused to come out.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Lightning Round: 8 things to know before you go

Two, a friend of Iowa's youngest convicted killer, Kristina Fetters, says she was able to earn forgiveness from her family during her final days.

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The Messenger

Habhab's passing saddens community

Habhab died at his home yesterday morning, a sudden passing that left the Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation Department family both shocked and saddened.

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The Messenger

Landfill likely will build new sewer line

A new sewer line may be built by the regional landfill south of Fort Dodge, bypassing a neighborhood where some residents say the landfill's wastewater discharge causes a foul odor.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Police investigate animal hoarding, neglect of nearly 40 animals

Ft. Dodge officials are trying to place dozens of cats and dogs after police say they were kept in filthy conditions.

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The Messenger

Carmody leaving Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody has accepted the job of police chief in Council Bluffs, City Manager David Fierke confirmed Monday night.

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The Messenger

FD Police recover close to 60 animals

Fort Dodge Police recovered close to 60 animals from 310 and 312 G St. after learning of alleged animal neglect Saturday.

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KIMT

An ex-securities agent from Texas is facing felony theft charges in Iowa.

According to the Iowa Insurance Division, Johnson was a licensed securities agent and investment advisor in Iowa from 1984 until 2012.

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The Messenger

Doing whatever needs to be done

Already a certified Master Gardener and a Master Conservationist, she was named a 2013 Master Farm Homemaker by Wallace's Farmer, a publication she's read most of her life.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Messenger

Fort thanks supporters

The Board of Directors of the Fort Dodge Historical Foundation with the Fort Museum & Frontier Village extends a sincere thank you to all the people who bought tickets for the "Support Your Fort" dinner.

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The Messenger

Softball tournament continues legacy

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 community.

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