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Visitors enjoying the Festival of Chocolate on Sunday, January 25 at Kendall Young Library in Webster City.

 • Fort Dodge Police investigating a robbery and theft that injures a Fort Dodge man.

 Police in Fort Dodge early Wednesday morning were dispatched to Grand Daddy's Bar at 1104 Central Avenue. As officers arrived,the victim, 55 year old Daniel Habhab of Fort Dodge stated that he had closed the bar for the night when he heard a knock at the door. Habhab unlocked the door when two younger males walked in  and stood in the area of the front entry. Habhab told the men that the bar was closed. When he turned to open the door to let them out, Habhab was jumped from behind. Habhab was fighting with the suspects.He was struck several times. An undetermined amount of cash was taken from Habhab before they fled the scene on foot. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Habhab received a cut to his arm during the incident but declined medical attention at the scene. Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Fort Dodge Police Department at 515-573-1426.

 • Hamilton County sees increase in unemployment for December.

 Hamilton County saw an increase in its unemployment numbers for December. The Iowa Workforce Development office announced Tuesday that the rate for last month was at 5.3 percent up from the November rate of 4.4 percent. There were 6,330 people employed while 360 residents were unemployed. Iowa's unemployment rate for December stood at 4.1 percent down from the November figure of 4.3 percent. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties for December included Boone at 3 percent, Franklin at 3.6 percent,Hardin at 4.2 percent, Story at 2.7 percent, Webster at 5.1 percent and Wright at 3.8 percent.

 • Tax workshop coming to the Hamilton County ISU Extension and Outreach office Thursday evening.

 A free workshop entitled "Your Chance to Get Ahead" is set for Thursday evening,January 29 at 6:30 at the Hamilton County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 311 Bank Street. The workshop will offer practical and simple steps you can take to improve your lives when you receive your tax refund. Human Services Specialist Barb Wollan said the workshop will help those weigh the pros and cons of saving versus paying off debt, and will also address long term benefits, evaluating major purchases and the importance of children learning to save. Pre registration is required by January 28 by calling the Hamiton County Extension office at 515-832-9597.

 • Hamilton County Conservation Board look at a solar array system for Little Wall Lake Park.
 • Gilbert and O'Hearn selected WCHS Winterfest Queen and King.



Rest Of Today...Partly sunny. Breezy. High in the mid 40s. Southeast wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Tonight...Cloudy...Windy. Low in the lower 30s. North wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph increasing to northwest 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph after midnight.
Thursday...Mostly cloudy through mid morning then becoming mostly sunny. Windy. High in the mid 30s. Northwest wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.

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    Bill would allow more strip searches in city and county jails
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    Contentious debate over state spending on schools
    Last night Republicans in the Iowa House voted to increase general state spending on Iowa’s public K-12 schools by nearly $48 million for the next academic year. Democrats like Representative Art StaedĀ of Cedar Rapids say that’s not enough and it will mean “fired teachers, larger class sizes, fewer supplies, outdated textbooks, outdated software, fewer course […]
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    Wage theft victims tell their stories at statehouse
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    UNI looks to end 2 game losing streak at Southern Illinois
    The 18th ranked UNI Panthers will host Wichita State in a Missouri Valley Conference showdown on Saturday but first up is a trip to Southern Illinois on Wednesday night. The Panthers rolled to a 16 point victory in the first meeting in Cedar Falls but the Salukis enter this game having won two of their […]
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Time for a playing in the snow selfie with
Natalie, Rhonda, Mary and Myra. 

Chuck Long former IA Hawkeye quarterback
made a visit to KQWC...We had to get a 
picture with him and signed autographs! 

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