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Fishing Fall 6

Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass Good in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass Good in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Brushy Creek Lake Black Crappie – Fair:   Storm Lake (including

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Fall Trout Fishing Excitement

Fall and winter trout stocking south of Hwy. 20 began in 2004 when South Banner Lake received 2,000 fish and at each stocking event since, the hatchery truck has been greeted by throngs of anglers eagerly anticipating the first strike. From that initial successful release, the DNR has expanded cool weather trout stocking from Council


DPS Offering Resources to Local Schools on Bullying

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Iowa State Patrol and Criminal Investigation Division are teaming up to combat bullying in our state. In conjunction with Governor Branstad’s initiative to shed light on the critical issue of bullying, the Iowa State Patrol and Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) have sent letters to all Iowa public school

Mediacom Loses Some Connections to Area Cities

 Customers of Mediacom in Fort Dodge and Webster City had their Internet access cut for at least 14 hours after a crew encountered problems in trying to make a fiber line repair. The problems began late Tuesday when a crew from Windstream, from which Mediacom leases fiber lines, tried to repair fiber between Fort Dodge


Smokey Joe’s Cafe to Premeire at NIACC

Smokey Joe’s Café as they take the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Tickets, row A-V, are $55 in advance; tickets, row W-Z, are $40 in advance.  All tickets purchased on the day of the show and at the door are $60.

Forest City

BBB Seeks Businesses and Students of Integrity

It’s not all scams and warnings at Better Business Bureau. The BBB announced a call for nominations for the 2015 Integrity Awards, which honor businesses who demonstrate superior ethics, reliability and trustworthiness. Individuals and business owners can nominate businesses online at www.bbb.org/iowa. Established in 1993, the BBB Integrity Awards give public recognition to businesses and

Pesticide Application

Schedule for Private Pesticide Applicator Courses Released

Here is the schedule of local upcoming trainings: 12/09/14 1:30 PM Hardin County, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Eldora 12/12/14 9 AM Cerro Gordo County, United Methodist Church, Clear Lake – Crop Clinic 12/12/14 9 AM Worth County, First Lutheran Church, Northwood – Crop Clinic 12/16/14 9:30 AM Wright County, Dows Community Center, Dows 12/17/14 1:30


Shopko Expanding Grocery Offerings in Forest City

Shopko Hometown is unveiling some exciting changes, including a renovation and expansion of its grocery department to better meet the needs of its customers. “These changes are in response to feedback from our customers as part of our effort to ensure we are listening to them so we can best serve their grocery needs,” said

Lake Mills Marching Band

A Lake Mills Credit Union Helping Band get to Disneyworld

The Citizens Community Credit Union inviting everyone to the Bulldog Tailgate Open House on Friday, October 24, 4-5:30 p.m.. The event will take place at their new location, 106 South Mill Street. Citizens Community Credit Union is going to match up to $500, for all donations for “Jeans Day” to support the Lake Mills High School Marching Band and