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Teen Charged with Fort Dodge Park Trail Attacks

Teen Charged with Fort Dodge Park Trail Attacks

A teenager has been accused of separate attacks on two women along a park trail in Fort Dodge. The boy was arrested Saturday shortly after officers talked to a woman who’d been stabbed on the Snell-Crawford Park Trail. She suffered neck and arm injuries and was taken to a hospital. Assistant Fort Dodge Police Chief

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Worth County Board Readopt County Codes

The Worth County Board of Supervisors met on Monday at the Worth County Courthouse. They began the meeting with agenda and minutes matters. Then they opened a public hearing for the first reading of Ordinance #10/20/14 readopting the existing county code and all of its amendments. Public comment was also heard. The supervisors then reconvened the regular board

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Student Mock Election Teaches Future Voters About Election Process

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced today that Iowa students will be casting their vote for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of State, Treasurer of State, Secretary of Agriculture, and Attorney General candidates during Student Mock Election on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4.  Nearly 13,700 Iowa students from 67 schools

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Breast Cancer Awareness Hitting the Area

It is all around residents here in Forest City and surrounding communities, the push to make greater awareness of breast cancer. Stores have pink ribbons, local high school and college teams are wearing pink. Even professional sports teams are getting into the act with the NFL using pink penalty flags and requiring the color to be


North Iowa Blood Drive Today

The North Iowa High School is holding a special event today in the North Iowa High School Commons area. The event is the LifeServe Blood Center Blood Drive which takes place from 2pm to 7pm. Those who are eligible to donate must be at least 16 years of age and in good health. They must

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Holland Hunting Area is for Youth Hunters

The Winnebago County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for permits to hunt on the Holland Prairie Conservation and Youth Hunting Area, located northeast of Leland. The area is unique because it is set aside specifically for hunters aged 15 and under and their adult mentor. Winnebago County Conservation Board President Robert Schwartz explains: Hunting

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Northey Comments of Crop and Weather Report

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Heavy rains across the southeastern two-thirds of Iowa early last week kept farmers out of the fields for several days and as

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Alexander to Discuss the Afterlife at NIACC

Principal Financial Group and Mercy Medical Center North Iowa are presenting Dr. Eben Alexander: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, as he takes the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  Tickets are $20 in advance.  All tickets purchased on the day of

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Tree Town Festival Adds More Entertainment

The Forest City Country Music Festival known as the Treet Town Festival continues to grow. Festival organizers are excited to announce the addition of country crooner and CMA ‘Song of the Year’ nominee Lee Brice (pictured above), country’s fastest rising star and CMA ‘New Artist of the Year’ nominee Thomas Rhett, country rock/pop band Old Dominion,