Coming Wednesday — get the news home delivered at the speed of light

Readers of The Messenger will have even more ways to enjoy the area’s most comprehensive report of news and information when the newspaper launches its digital edition on Wednesday.

Print newspaper subscribers also will be able to read a digital version of the newspaper directly on their computer, tablet or smartphone, as part of their subscription.

Online readers will be able to enjoy everything The Messenger offers in the print edition, from the big stories to advertisements, no matter the location. From Fort Dodge to Los Angeles, you can stay informed about north central Iowa from your porch, vacation, or anywhere in the world where you can log onto our website. The Messenger will be delivered to you at the speed of light. will continue to offer subscribers the latest news and information about north central Iowa as well as a digital archive dating back to 2008. Non-subscribers will be able to view the beginning of each story. The apps for the iPhone and Android devices will offer readers top headlines from the newspaper.

Users can download the apps from their app store and can subscribe to either the app or the app+newspaper bundle from the website.

“We are thrilled to offer an additional way for readers to enjoy The Messenger,” said Publisher Larry D. Bushman, “The new feature allows readers to take advantage of evolving technologies to enjoy the complete newspaper experience regardless of their locations.”