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KIMT News 3 - Some are calling it "disappointing"
The jobs report is out for March and only 88,000 jobs were created.
And while the unemployment rate did fall to 7.6 % - some say it was for the wrong reasons, and only because so many people have just stopped looking for work.
Some of the industries that saw growth were in health care and in leisure and hospitality.
We spoke with a local hiring agency, who tells us not worry about the numbers just yet.
Lana Lafrenz from Kelly Services in Mason City says even though numbers are down when it comes to jobs being added to the economy, it doesn't mean the same thing is happening around North Iowa.
She adds, now is not the time to be discouraged.
"No more than ever definitely start knocking on some doors, start talking to employers. Definitely respond to making and advertising," said Lafrenz.
Lafrenz says that in the North Iowa area unemployment hasn't seemed to have changed.
In just a few weeks many college seniors will be graduating and that means many will have the burden of the dreaded student loan debt.
Early numbers show that the Minnesota legislature will have a lot of extra money to work with next year.
Cathy Gasteiger is typically a quiet person, but when she's around the residents here at Good Samaritan Society she makes sure to be the friend that they need.
Some people in our area looking to complete their education are getting some financial support.
Fire crews have been busy all morning and into the afternoon taking on a large blaze. They were called to a house fire around 9:30 a.m. in Albert Lea.
In just a matter of moments, millions of email and social media passwords were stolen, according to a new report this released this week.
There's a shortage of school bus drivers in one local district.
December 5th, 2012 a dark day in for two Iowa families as the bodies of their young daughters were found, five months after disappearing.