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  • Construction on the Ft. Dodge Crosstown Connector

    Construction on Fort Dodge Downtown Gets Underway

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — A major construction project in Fort Dodge is underway. The Cross Town Connector Project will link the Carl King Bridge coming off Highway 169 to the downtown and shopping area. Construction on phase one of the $5.5 million project means some businesses have limited access, and getting around can be a bit of a challenge. Today we’re talking to Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich to find out how this is affecting the community. Check back for […]

  • Senator Tom Harkin with Congressman Bruce Braley at a rally on the Iowa State University Campus

    Braley Campaign Stop at ISU with Sen. Tom Harkin

    AMES, Iowa- The last campaign stop for Bruce Braley came on a sun-splashed Iowa State University Campus. Some 50 -75 students and a few ISU staff were on hand for the event at the ISU Campanille. The day was also a milestone for the man who introduced Braley. “This will be my last political rally as an elected official,”  said retiring Democratic Senator Tom Harkin. He also recounted how ISU was where he got his political start, “Now we’ve come […]

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    Joni Ernst Campaigns All Night, Votes in Red Oak

    RED OAK, Iowa- Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Joni Ernst cast her vote Tuesday morning after campaigning all night. The former Montgomery County Auditor spent Monday with Governor Branstad traveling across Iowa.  Then, Monday night, Ernst went to Ames, Cedar Falls, Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, and arrived in her hometown of Red Oak to vote after 7 a.m. “It was great getting out and seeing folks that came out in the middle of the night,” said Ernst. “They came to […]

  • International Space Station a Virtual Reality at Iowa State

    AMES, Iowa — The International Space Station has come to Iowa State University, at least a simulated version of it. Researchers are using the C-6 Virtual Reality Simulator to recreate the inside of the station.  The mission, to explore how astronauts aboard the station handle stressful situations in terms of decisions they make. “My main interest is to see how mission critical operators make decisions under acute stress,” said Nir Keren who works with Agricultural Biosystems Engineering and the Virtual […]

  • David Young campaigns for US Congress with Senator Chuck Grassley and Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey

    David Young Campaigns with Help on Des Moines’ Skywalks

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Monday morning rush to work downtown was greeted by 3rd District Republican Congressional Candidate David Young, along with his former boss, Senator Chuck Grassley, and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey Monday morning. “It’s an early Monday morning but people are still smiling especially when they have their caffeine in hand,” said Young.  “The real work starts after election day, getting ready to do the tough job,” he added.  “I’m positive we’re optimistic, we’re gonna do […]

  • Ames Church Puts Community First in New Campus

    AMES, Iowa- A long-time Ames  church had a problem, it was growing and it’s building facility was land-locked and could grow no more.  Members of the former First Evangelical Free Church prayed and decided to launch in a new direction, but with a twist. “God gave us an idea, of starting first with facilities that really work for the community.that would serve them and the things they love to do,” said Lead Pastor Dr. David Staff.  “By God’s grace we […]

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    Union Pacific Train Derails near Boone

    BOONE, Iowa — Crews are working to clear a four car train derailment near just east of Boone Saturday. Large bulldozers and other equipment were seen on hand clearing the west-bound track. The east-bound tracks are open. There’s no word yet on the cause or when traffic will resume in the west-bound direction.

  • Lt . Governor Kim Reynolds introducing GOP team to audience in Ft. Dodge.

    GOP Campaign Team Visits Fort Dodge

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Five members of the Iowa Republican Statewide ticket paid a visit to Ft. Dodge Friday. Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, US Senate Candidate Joni Ernst, State Auditor Candidate Mary Mosiman, and Attorney General Candidate Adam Gregg were all on hand at the Ft. Dodge Starlite Village Friday. Speaking to the group of 50 or so GOP faithful Senate Candidate Joni Ernst said, “if we can capture this seat in Iowa, we’re likely to see a Republican […]

  • Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor

    Webster County Auditor Works to Accomodate Early Voting

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Webster County Auditor Carol Messerly knows one thing voters in her county aren’t wild about, yet. That is satellite voting.  The Auditors Office got three petitions to install satellite voting sites.  But the sites did not draw many voters. The Iowa Central Community College drew 30 voters, a church drew 11, while at the VFW, there were 16 voters. While the remote sites were not a big hit, voters do like absentee voting.  Messerly says requests are […]

  • Bosets Halloween Display just outside of Nevada

    Nevada Spook Display Welcomes Halloween Visitors

    NEVADA, Iowa- It started 20 years ago with some plastic gravestones in the yard for decoration. Since then, it has grown every year or so.  Then Lynn Boset married Harold, and the Halloween fascination grew. While they were dating Lynn asked Harold,”How do you feel about Halloween?”  Harold said he liked the holiday, but little did he realized what would happen. The Bosets began to grow the display after their marriage, five years ago adding bigger figures. Two years ago […]

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    Ames Company Testing Vaccine for Ebola

    AMES, Iowa- The Ames Company NewLink Genetics is at the forefront of a humanitarian effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus. Today retiring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin met with company officials to check on progress after the company received a portion of an $88 million dollar continuing resolution from Congress. Dr. Charles Link, the President of NewLink Genetics told reporters his company is working with the Canadian government, the U.S. government, as well as other research companies […]

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    Fort Dodge Library Pumpkin Decorating Photos

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- While the big vote is next week, Fort Dodge Library Patrons could vote today for their favorite pumpkin.   Patrons were asked to decorate a pumpkin, and voting took place over two days.  Kids came in for a look at the contest entries on Wednesday.


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