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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has released the name of the Fort Madison police officer who shot and killed someone during an investigation on December 10.

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the name of the person shot and killed by a Fort Madison police officer late Tuesday night.

Golf Carts, ATVs Legal on Fort Madison Streets

Oct 31, 2019

The city council several weeks ago narrowly approved the use of golf carts, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and utility task vehicles (UTVs) on city streets despite plenty of public opposition. The city has since decided that the first day the vehicles can be operated legally will be Friday, November 1.

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The three candidates actively running to be Fort Madison's next mayor have different ideas about the biggest challenges facing the community. Joseph Helmick, Rodney Hoskins, and Matt Mohrfeld recently participated in a forum at City Hall moderated by Tri States Public Radio's Jason Parrott.

Sheaffer Pen Museum

The Sheaffer Pen Museum in downtown Fort Madison re-opened its doors this summer with about 25 active displays. Organizers expect that number to grow as more items related to the local pen manufacturer are catalogued.

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Fort Madison has been working for more than a decade to relocate Amtrak from its 20th Street station to the historic train depot in Riverview Park. Mayor Brad Randolph said he plans to meet with the state to try to keep the project moving ahead.

High Bids Stall Fort Madison Projects

Sep 25, 2019
Jason Parrott / TSPR

The city of Fort Madison thought it would be moving full-steam ahead on a couple of large-scale infrastructure projects. But the construction bids for each came in much higher than planned, leading to delays and even questions about whether the projects can be done.

Two communities in the tri states are on the verge of hiring new police chiefs.  Announcements are expected soon.

More Cruise Ships to Dock in Fort Madison in 2019

Jul 23, 2019
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The cruise ships that will be docking in Fort Madison will bring even more tourists to the city than originally anticipated.

Fort Madison Considering Lease with Cruise Line

Jun 25, 2019
American Cruise Lines

Fort Madison could soon see an influx of tourists. The city is close to finalizing a lease with American Cruise Lines for the use of the city's dock at Riverview Park.

Interim Police Chief Stacy Weber said Fort Madison police officers were called to the 100 block of Avenue C on Friday morning. They found a large dog attacking a man who was on his back in the front yard.

Fort Madison Aldermen Reject Sewer Rate Hike

May 23, 2019

Fort Madison residents will not see a rate hike on their sewer bills later this year. That means fewer sewer improvement projects will take place throughout the city.

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The Fort Madison Area Arts Association is hosting its largest fundraiser of the year Saturday night. The annual event comes at a time when the organization is facing a significant financial hurdle.

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Fort Madison has again left the Main Street Iowa program, which works with downtown businesses in the state. Those behind the change hope it will result in a stronger, more cohesive downtown district for the community.

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The 18th Annual Tri-State Special Kids Rodeo in Fort Madison on Saturday drew more than 200 participants despite humid conditions and the occasional rain shower. The children and adults in attendance were able to ride horses, take a trolley ride, and experience barrel racing and calf roping.

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The Fort Madison City Council this week signed an amended agreement related to the planned relocation of Amtrak to the historic depot in Riverview Park. There is still some work to do, though, before passenger rail service is offered downtown.

The city of Fort Madison is acknowledging that it took disciplinary action against some members of its police department. But what exactly led to the disciplinary action remains unanswered.

Fort Madison Hires YMCA to Manage Pool

Feb 22, 2018
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Fort Madison is turning over management of its outdoor swimming pool to the Fort Madison YMCA. The city council signed off on the one-year contract this week.

Election 2017 - Fort Madison Mayor - Brad Randolph

Oct 20, 2017
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Two people are running for Mayor of Fort Madison: incumbent Brad Randolph and challenger Chris Sorrentino. Randolph said he wants to remain in office so he can continue to be part of the effort that he believes is moving Fort Madison forward.

Election 2017 - Fort Madison Mayor - Chris Sorrentino

Oct 20, 2017
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Two people are running for Mayor of Fort Madison: Incumbent Brad Randolph and challenger Chris Sorrentino. Sorrentino said he entered the race because he's not happy about the direction of the city.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Gayla Young.

Election 2017 - Fort Madison School Board - Tim Wondra

Aug 31, 2017
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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Tim Wondra.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Jillian Troxel.

Election 2017 - Fort Madison School Board - Brad Menke

Aug 31, 2017
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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Brad Menke.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Renee Ehlers.

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Six people are running for three seats on the Fort Madison School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with each of the candidates about why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Gunther Anderson.

Lee County Proposes Committee to Avoid Court

Jun 13, 2016
Jason Parrott / TSPR

Lee County hopes the formation of a special committee will help resolve the ongoing dispute over the future of the county's centralized emergency dispatch center (LeeComm). The idea is for the most active users of the dispatch center to try reaching a compromise before the courts get involved.

Fort Madison Confident Depot Deal Will Happen Soon

May 29, 2016
Jason Parrott / TSPR

It has been a slow go for Fort Madison when it comes to the city's attempt to bring passenger rail service downtown. But there might soon be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Keokuk, Fort Madison Budgets Wrapping Up

Feb 16, 2016

Cities and counties in Iowa must have their FY 2017 budgets certified by the state by March 15, even with the Iowa Legislature still in session. It leaves local governments, such as the cities of Keokuk and Fort Madison, to make their best estimates and hope they hold true.

Fort Madison Police Chief Steps Down, Interim Named

Nov 25, 2015
City of Fort Madison

There is a new man in charge of the Fort Madison Police Department as Captain Bruce Gustafson has been promoted to interim Police Chief. City Manager David Varley made the announcement in a brief email Tuesday afternoon.

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