Apr 5, 2014 - 09:54 GMT

A nod of appreciation to often-overlooked employees was made by Jim McKinney when the Iowa Board of Corrections met Friday morning at the Fort Dodge Residential Corrections Facility. McKinney, warden of the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, referred to …

Mar 25, 2014 - 12:19 GMT

Blair Greiman was 16 when he raped and stabbed a woman before leaving her near a rural Iowa road. Greiman, who originally was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, has spent more than 30 years in prison and insists he is ready to be …

Mar 18, 2014 - 07:54 GMT

James Phillip Lee, 66, of Fort Dodge, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge. The memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday March 21, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. The visitation will be held …

Mar 17, 2014 - 11:31 GMT

A chance to gain what she called "life experience" led Amy DeLanoit to Arizona after receiving her degree from Buena Vista University. But job opportunities led her back to Fort Dodge in the mid-1990s. DeLanoit's husband worked in the …

Feb 25, 2014 - 12:02 GMT

EAGLE GROVE - Sixth-grader Yenci Calles looked a little nervous as she fed cloth under the bobbing needle. She'd never used a sewing machine before. In fact, most of the middle school students in the room had never done any sewing. But they came …

Jan 19, 2014 - 10:23 GMT

The Fort Dodge Correctional Facility’s Insider Relay for Life organization concluded its 2013 fundraising season by presenting a check to representative Tina Coleman, of the Webster County RFL Chapter. Inmates held their relay on Sept. 17. Money was …

Dec 19, 2013 - 12:17 GMT

Sixty-eight inmates graduated with GEDs from Iowa Central Community College at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility in a ceremony Wednesday. "The 68 graduates join a list of over 2,000 other individuals who have achieved their GED while spending time in …

Dec 19, 2013 - 01:52 GMT

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An inmate who was a teenager when he robbed and killed a Davenport janitor in 2004 may get a chance to be released from prison, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Iowa Court of Appeals vacated Christopher Langley's sentences for …

Dec 16, 2013 - 12:26 GMT

So far, efforts to seek out and prosecute voter fraud cases have yielded five convictions. The cases represent a range of voting infractions, although there are definite patterns. Three of the cases involve felons whose voting rights had not been restored …

Dec 14, 2013 - 11:51 GMT

Man dies at FDCF; foul play not suspected An inmate serving a life sentence at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility died Thursday night after being found unconscious. Dennis Lass, 73, was found unresponsive in the living unit restroom. According to Fred …

Dec 14, 2013 - 11:08 GMT

Residents of Le Mars are being cautioned to hold off on their laundry because a water main break has caused rusty water to flow from customers’ taps. City Water Superintendent Gayle Sitzmann said it took about 45 minutes to shut down the water main Friday …

Dec 13, 2013 - 18:37 GMT

Iowa prison officials are investigating the death of a 73-year-old inmate who was found unresponsive at a prison in Fort Dodge. Department of Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta says Friday that Dennis Lass was found unresponsive Thursday night in a …

Nov 10, 2013 - 05:44 GMT

Volunteer Ellie Mann, of West Bend, and Brian Doiron, an inmate from Mason City, serving five years for theft at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, are probably about as unlikely a pair of table companions as one is likely to find. While the two have …

Nov 6, 2013 - 20:07 GMT

A judge has ordered the state to post this notice that it violated employee Leonard Willison Jr’s rights at the Fort Dodge Correctional facility through Nov. 15 The Fort Dodge Correctional Facility warden illegally prohibited an employee from seeking …

Nov 4, 2013 - 21:03 GMT

The water may have been cold, but that didn't matter to the participants in the annual Fort Dodge Polar Plunge fundraiser Sunday afternoon. Instead, those 60 participants, which made up 11 teams, were able to ignore the 48 degree waters of Badger Lake …

Oct 27, 2013 - 00:46 GMT

Oct. 26--A former volunteer firefighter has reached a plea agreement on charges of arson in Story County for fires set in late 2012 and early 2013. Brett Graham, 19, of Kelley, a former volunteer with the Kelley fire department, agreed to guilty pleas for …

Oct 26, 2013 - 07:01 GMT

A former volunteer firefighter has reached a plea agreement on charges of arson in Story County for fires set in late 2012 and early 2013. Brett Graham, 19, of Kelley, a former volunteer with the Kelley fire department, agreed to guilty pleas for two …

Oct 23, 2013 - 09:16 GMT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 31-year-old inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell at the Fort Dodge prison. The Iowa Department of Corrections said Claude Middlebrooks was discovered on the floor of his cell at …

Oct 19, 2013 - 08:22 GMT

Harvest Baptist Church is holding a 20th anniversary open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. The open house will include a mini-video of the church history and plans for the old Federal Building. Guided tours are available of the church, the annex building …

Aug 29, 2011 - 04:29 GMT

Doggie treats flew across the floor, and like little kids chasing eggs at Easter, dogs in the leader dog program at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility raced around to find the biggest and best bits. Their work was done; they got treats. Mardi Gras Puppy Day …

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