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Time to Meet the Fort Dodge Family

16 Oct 2015
A visitors perspective from the Iowa Gallivant Blog:
It’s time Monie and JayJay meet the family…I mean families. Fort Dodge style!

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County

JayJay and Monie head to RAGBRAI’s (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) overnight town #3 and Fort Dodge was more than ready to welcome us! It’s our 4th scouting stop and The Iowa Gallivant is noticing the increased fever pitch as we get closer and closer to late July and annual invasion of the spoke’d cavalry swarming the state of Iowa. The days are getting warmer and the anticipation is, too. Apply some sunscreen and grab a koozie while we shop, sip, hike, eat, and gallivant our way through Fort Dodge, IA!

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Fort Dodge Food Frenzy

16 Oct 2015
A visitor's perspective from the Iowa Gallivant Blog:
The Fort Dodge Chili Lover’s Society was holding their 33rd annual Chili Cook-Off and that’s all we needed to hear. ROAD TRIP!
Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County

“I was curious if you would like to judge our chili cook-off?” -Justin Goodno, President of the Fort Dodge Chili Lovers Society. My response? Let’s just say there’s one less thing on the ole bucket list. The leaves are starting to turn and there’s a daily crisp in the air. Autumn in Iowa and the beginning of chili season. Because the fine folks of Webster County say its time for chili season…..That’s why! But, the cook-off wouldn’t be the only platter that Fort Dodge would serve up to the Iowa Gallivant. Before the food, there would be the frenzy!

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Fort Dodge advances in the America's Best Communities

15 Jan 2016
Fort Dodge is 1 of 15 communities in the nation advancing to the semi-finalist round of the America’s Best Communities Prize Competition!  In November of 2015 the Community submitted their Plan for revitalization of the Northwest River District.  The Plan was developed through input from the citizens of Fort Dodge and collaboration between the City, Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, and local residents and businesses, to establish a vision for the northwest area of Fort Dodge.

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