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This is the first full day of fall and with the harvest already well underway in Iowa, motorists and farmers alike are being reminded about keeping the roads safe. State Trooper Paul Gardner, with the Fort Dodge Patrol office, says everyone behind the wheel needs to stay alert.  “We’re encouraging motorists to make sure they’re […]

Governor Kim Reynolds says the community spread of Covid through northwest Iowa’s Sioux County appears to be leveling off. Over the past two weeks, over 30 percent of Sioux County residents who’ve been screened for Covid tested positive for the virus. “Every night I’m able to see if they’re increasing, decreasing or stabilized and so […]

A world-famous surgeon who entered politics a few years ago says Americans can and should trust any Covid vaccine that’s approved for use in the United States. “Would you rather continue with Covid-19 controlling your life or would you like to get to the other side of this and move on?” Ben Carson, the current […]

After being postponed since May by the pandemic, this last full week of September is Small Business Week in Iowa, with a series of online events being offered for entrepreneurs statewide. Jayne Armstrong, director of the U.S. Small Busines Administration’s Iowa District Office, says 2020 has been a year like no other and it’s time […]

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says low-income derecho victims in Iowa who are renters or paying off a mortgage may be eligible for assistance through his agency. “Support for Iowa during this time is especially important so that the households can have peace of mind to meet the challenges of recovering from […]

A 31-year-old Grinnell man is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a black man whose body was found burning in a ditch near Kellogg last week. Thirty-one-year-old Steven Vogel is charged in the death of 44-year-old Michael Williams of Grinnell.  Grinnell Police Chief Dennis Reilly says there’s no evidence the crime […]

If Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley were still chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, there might be a much different political landscape today with regard to the nominating of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice. Grassley still serves on that panel but South Carolina Republican Lindsay Graham is now the chair. “If I were chairman, I […]

The harvest is getting underway as the growing season continues to be way ahead of last year. The latest U.S.D.A. crop report shows two-thirds of corn has reached maturity. That’s three weeks ahead of where things stood last year at this time and more than one week ahead of the five-year average. The report shows […]

Two Fort Dodge men are facing charges in last Tuesday’s shooting by sheriff’s deputy in Eagle Grove. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation on Monday announced that 31-year-old Shawn McMillan was charged with attempted murder and escape from custody and 30-year-old Keaton Robinson was charged with possession of a firearm as a felon. Wright County […]

An arrest has been made after a drive-by shooting over the weekend in Fort Dodge. Eighteen-year-old Denahrrio K. Lewil of Fort Dodge is charged with attempted murder after police say he shot an 18-year-old female around 2 a.m. Sunday. Lewil allegedly opened fire with a handgun, firing multiple times. The woman was the only person […]


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