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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.



Late This Afternoon...Sunny. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Low in the lower 40s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday...Mostly sunny. Windy. High in the upper 70s. South wind 15 to 20 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


    Second murder trial underway for northwest Iowa man
    Testimony is underway in the second trial of man accused of killing a former roommate in northwest Iowa. Fifty-five-year-old John Green is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 58-year-old Mark Koster, who went missing in 2009 before his remains were found in the basement of his Sac City home in 2012. Green’s first […]
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    Bar and restaurant coasters used to start conversation about cancer screening
    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with beverage distributors for the second year in a row to help get drink coasters promoting colorectal cancer screenings into bars and restaurants. IDPH’s Jeanna Jones says the campaign began as a light-hearted way to bring up an issue that some people find difficult to discuss. […]
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    Anti-bullying bill clears Iowa Senate on 43-7 vote
    The Iowa Senate has passed a bill designed to give school officials more authority to respond to bullying that occurs outside of school hours as well as on-line through Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. Senator Rob Hogg, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, said “off-campus” harassment has an impact on students inside the school […]
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    Former Clarke University bookstore manager sentenced to prison
    The former bookstore manager at an eastern Iowa school is going to prison. James Spaulding pleaded guilty last December to mail fraud and filing a false tax return. The 35-year-old Spaulding was the bookstore manager for Clarke University in Dubuque when authorities say, between 2011 and 2012, he defrauded the school of nearly $319,000. The […]
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    School start date dilemma resolved for Iowa districts
    Iowa schools will be able to start fall classes as early as Monday, August 24 this year. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal this morning withdrew his hold on a bill that will set August 23 as the earliest date schools may start fall classes and the governor will sign the bill into law. “While Governor […]
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