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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 $80,000 which is roughly $59/per square foot. More Fort Dodge information.

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Sunday Aug 31 | WHO-TV Des Moines

Severe Storms Possible This Evening

Western and central Iowa are under a slight risk of severe weather, according to Meteorologist Megan Salois.

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Sunday Aug 31 | The Messenger

Veterans Bridge to close Tuesday

Veterans Bridge on First Avenue South in Fort Dodge will be closed Tuesday and will remain closed for about four weeks.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Messenger

JESSIE "JANET" HANRAHAN

Jessie "Janet" Hanrahan, 87, of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Pourde Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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The Messenger

Sew what?

Tricia Helmers is the new owner of A Stitch Above the Rest, 15 S. First St. She became the proprietor of the long-established Fort Dodge embroidery shop in June.

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The Messenger

CLARENCE "BUD" RICE

Clarence "Bud" Rice, 93, of Fort Dodge, died August 27, 2014 at Simpson Health Center surrounded by his loving family.

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The Messenger

Socks to the Sole succeeds

Thank you to everyone that donated to "Socks to the Sole." We collected and purchased around 3,000 pairs of socks this year.

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The Messenger

Wet and wild

It takes more than rain and mud to stop a rodeo. As long as there isn't any lightning, the show goes on at the annual Dayton Championship Rodeo.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Mother accused of faking daughter's cancer has history of fundraising

A local mother faces more charges after authorities said she lied about her daughter having cancer in order to raise money.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Messenger

Kraayenbrink, Sexton, Mosiman rally Republicans

Republican state Senate hopeful Tim Kraayenbrink pledged Thursday evening to be a smart steward of taxpayers' money if he is elected.

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The Messenger

The Salvation Army builds nursery with help from grant

A recent renovation has led to the creation of a new nursery at The Salvation Army Temple in Fort Dodge.

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The Messenger

Mildred Anderson

Mildred Anderson, 88, of Clarion, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the Southfield Wellness Community in Webster City.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Attorney General: Cosmetology school treats students like "free labor"

The Consumer Protection Division of the office of the Iowa Attorney General filed a formal fraud lawsuit against La' James International College on Thursday; the suit alleges the Fort Dodge-based cosmetology school uses deceptive, omissive and unfair practices.

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Hotel Interactive

Cobblestone Hotels Opens 14th property in 2014

Cobblestone Hotels, the fastest growing hotel brand in the Mid-West, opened the beautiful Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Fort Dodge, Iowa and brought their presence to the great state of Iowa to seven open hotels.

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The Democrat

WWII Liberation of Paris

One of the most memorable events of World War II?took place on August 23, 1944. An article in the Fort Dodge Messenger on August 23 explains it simply.

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The Messenger

Supreme Court to review Tyler case

The Iowa Supreme Court will review the case of the woman convicted of drowning her newborn son in a Fort Dodge hotel room in 2011.

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The Messenger

Wallaces greatly appreciate strong community support

Thank you to the people of Fort Dodge. On behalf of Kelli, Claire, and the rest of my little family, I would like to say thank you to the many that we have come to call friends in this truly unique town.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Messenger

Market on Central continues to thrive

Downtown Fort Dodge is on the rebound. During the last several years, storefronts up and down Central Avenue and on nearby streets that have too long been vacant are once again coming to life commercially.

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The Messenger

Appreciates benefit

On Aug. 2, my awesome friends and family organized and gathered for a benefit at Rides Bar and Grill in Fort Dodge, to help me with medical bills accrued from treatments to combat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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The Messenger

New lieutenant's post coming to FDPD

A new lieutenant's position will be created in the Fort Dodge Police Department under a plan introduced to the city's Civil Service Commission Tuesday.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Messenger

Search for new assistant fire chief begins

The next assistant fire chief in Fort Dodge may come from another community's fire department, and will have greater responsibility for managing the emergency medical work performed by city firefighters.

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