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 • Slight drop in Hamilton County's Unemployment Rate for February.

There has been a slight decrease in Hamilton County's unemployment rate. The Iowa Workforce Development office reported today the rate for February was at 5.3 percent down from the January rate of 5.6 percent. There were 6,850 people employed while 380 people in Hamilton County who were unemployed in February. Iowa's unemployment rate for February was at 4.1 percent down from the January rate of 4.2 percent. In surrounding counties, the unemployment rate for Boone County was 3.8 percent,Franklin at 4.6 percent, Hardin at 5.6, Story at 2.7 percent, Webster County at 5.2 percent and Wright County at 4.6 percent.

 • Home fire under investigation in Woolstock.

 A house fire sent the Woolstock Fire Department into action early Monday evening. The call was received from the Wayne Westberg residence on Neville Street. Woolstock fire chief Chase Pruismann said the fire started in the garage and spread to the entire residence. The Eagle Grove fire department provided mutual aid at the scene. There were no injuries reported. The Westberg home is a total loss. Firemen remained on the scene for three and a half hours. Chief Pruismann said the fire cause is undetermind but possibly electrical in nature. There were no injuries reported.

 • Van Diest Medical Center to meet for a special session Tuesday afternoon.

 A special meeting of the Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 in the hospital board room. This will be a closed session for the board.

 • Jordan Aquifer rule changes to be discussed at Fort Dodge meeting.
 • Iowa Falls teller charged with bank embezzlement.



Rest Of Today...Sunny. High in the upper 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Not as cool. Low in the mid 40s. South wind near 10 mph.
Wednesday...Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Windy...Warmer. High in the upper 70s. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon.

Iowa State News


    Legislator recognizes 110th birthday of Carlisle woman
    A woman in central Iowa is celebrating her 110th birthday today. State Senator Julian Garrett of Indianola offers some perspective on Tressa Bartholomew’s longevity. “When she was born Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States,” Garrett says. There were only 45 states in the union when Bartholomew was born in 1905. “She still lives […]
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    Iowa storm chasers catch video of big storms in Nebraska, Oklahoma
    A storm-chasing team from Iowa has provided live video of some major storms in other states, including the twin tornadoes that devastated a small town in northeast Nebraska last year. Ben McMillan is a member of the Iowa Storm Chasing Network, which live-streamed the video that was picked up by local television and national networks. “Our […]
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    Dubuque man sent to prison over unregistered shotgun
    An eastern Iowa man is going to prison for more then seven years for possessing an unregistered gun. Twenty-four-year-old Jordan Michael Edmonds of Dubuque admitted in June of last year to one count of possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun. He admitted to possessing the shotgun that had a barrel of less than 18 inches […]
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    Branstad defends tax incentives for HyVee
    Governor Terry Branstad says the Hy-Vee supermarket chain is a “good corporate citizen” and deserves the $7.5 million in state tax incentives it has been awarded for expansion of its corporate headquarters in West Des Moines. “We’re very blessed to have a company of that magnitude,” Branstad says. “Hy-Vee is a great corporate citizen. They’re located all […]
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    Mason City police investigate another case of illegal pet dumping
    A second case of illegal pet dumping is under investigation in northern Iowa. A gas station employee on Mason City’s north side saw someone throw a black garbage bag Thursday into the trash bin outside of the business. That bag contained eight newborn kittens, which were taken to the Mason City Stray Animal Shelter where […]
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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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