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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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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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The Messenger

Doty named acting FD police chief

Assistant Police Chief Kevin Doty became the acting police chief in Fort Dodge as a result of action by the City Council Monday night.

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The Messenger

Rhone appears in court for driveby

The suspect of the alleged drive-by shooting Aug. 18 will appear in Magistrate Court this morning, according to information from the Fort Dodge Police Department.

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The Messenger

Smaller waste containers coming soon

Some new, smaller garbage and recycling containers will be distributed to Fort Dodge sanitation customers on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Messenger

Remembering the rails

Old railroaders never fade away. Instead, they retire and get together once a week to have breakfast and fuel the bonds formed by working together for decades.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Community reacts to fake cancer diagnosis

Community members have their own suspicions about a number of fundraisers held for her family's benefit, including one last year in downtown Fort Dodge.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Community reacts to fake cancer diagnosis

New details tonight surrounding a local mom caught lying about her daughter's cancer.

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The Daily Freeman-Journal

United Methodist Women of Faith set meeting dates

The United Methodist Women of Faith of Faith United Methodist Church have set meeting dates through mid-September, according to a release from the group.

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The Messenger

FD schools add positions for 2014-2015

The Fort Dodge Community School District has hired more personnel and added new positions for the 2014-15 school year.

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The Daily Freeman-Journal

Tour de Webster celebrates 25 years

The Tour de Webster Bicycle Race and Ride hosted 19 bikers at this weekend's event.

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Sentinel

Fishers lauded for compassion

They also donated several thousand dollars to the shelter for its expansion, and for ongoing expenses such as veterinary bills and food.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Messenger

FDCF's Puppy Days celebrates success

That was the theme of the fourth annual Puppy Days event, which brought volunteers and visitors inside the prison Sunday to see all the dogs that work with inmates as part of the Leader Dog program.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Messenger

Pretty flowers

While the judges looking over the entries at the Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club Flower Show at the Crossroads Mall have to go by appearance, that's not always the case for a few who are tempted by the edible entries.

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The Messenger

Family's farm legacy started during 1870s

By the time 28-year-old Frank Pierce purchased 120 acres of Calhoun County land for $90 an acre in 1910, members of his family had been farming in the Lake City area for decades.

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The Messenger

UnityPoint Clinic revamps record system

A change in the electronic recordkeeping system at UnityPoint Clinic - Fort Dodge was implemented early this month starting on Aug. 3. Local officials at UnityPoint Health said this modification will benefit both doctors and patients.

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The Messenger

Sullivan apprehended Saturday evening

According to Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs, escaped inmate Jason Sullivan was apprehended early Saturday evening and is back in custody.

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The Messenger

Webster County Fair Board says - thank you'

The Webster County Fair Board would like to thank everyone that helped to make the 2014 Webster County Fair a huge success.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Messenger

The love of art

Ever since he was a boy doodling on the margins of his school papers, Eric Anderson has been inspired by art.

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WHO-TV Des Moines

Officials Searching for Escaped Inmate

Law enforcement continue to search for a man who escaped from the Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge Thursday night.

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