KXEL News

Iowa Jobless Rate for February in 4-Way Tie for Lowest in U-S

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s unemployment rate of 2.4 percent last month leaves it tied with three other states for the lowest rate in the nation. A report today(Fri) from Iowa Workforce Development says the February rate was down three-tenths of a point from the year-ago rate of 2.7 percent. New Hampshire, North Dakota…

Reynolds, Ernst Ask President for Federal Help for Flood Recovery

Governor Kim Reynolds and U-S Senator Joni Ernst have sent letters to President Trump, asking that he grant an expedited Major Disaster Declaration for 57 Iowa counties that have been severely impacted by the recent flooding along the Missouri River and in other parts of the state. In her request, Reynolds also indicated the State…

Winnebago Tribal Council Member Pleads Guilty to Theft from Sloan(IA) Casino

Another former Winnebago Tribal Council member has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing from the Nebraska-based tribe’s casino in Iowa. 41-year-old Travis Mallory entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. His sentencing is set for July 8. Mallory is one of nine former council members who were accused of a conspiracy…

Gov’t Forecasters Say Most of the U-S Will See Flooding this Spring

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. weather experts say the stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation. In Thursday’s spring forecast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says more than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind of flooding, with 13 million of them at risk of major…

Uni Panthers

WBB: Panthers WNIT Preview

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team is bound for the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Northern Iowa will meet Minnesota in Minneapolis during the first round of the tournament Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Williams Arena. Coverage on News/Talk 1540 KXEL will begin at 6:15. The Panthers go into the game with a 20-12 record…

WBB: MVC Tournament Recap

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team earned their 20th victory of the season during the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in Moline, and perhaps enough prestige to claim a bid to the Postseason WNIT. Friday night, Taylor Hagen drove to the basket and hit a contested layup with 17 seconds left to give UNI a 64-63…

MBB: MVC Tournament Recap

The UNI Panthers reached the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game, finishing as the runners-up while pushing their record to 16-18. To make it to the final, the Panthers had to dispatch both the #3 and the #2 seed in the field, beginning with Friday’s win over third-seeded Southern Illinois. Senior Wyatt Lohaus led UNI…

WBB: MVC Week 10 Recap

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team earned the win they needed to clinch third place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings and the corresponding third seed in the MVC tournament. Thursday night, Mikaela Morgan connected on a jumper with just over a minute remaining, putting the Panthers ahead for good in a 61-57 win against…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Monday, March 25, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The Cedar Valley’s largest celebration of cultural diversity is CultureFest, which is scheduled for April 4th at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Curator Chawne Paige talks with Tim Harwood about the annual event which has been held since 2008. 6:35–Should parents be fined…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, March 22, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–If you missed out on a full-fledged spring break trip, JayJay Goodvin, author of The Iowa Gallivant blog, shares some thoughts on a run for the (Iowa) border. 6:10–A tale well calculated to keep you in…Suspense. Saturday during KXEL Classic Radio Matinee, hear Ray…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, March 21, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The KXEL Morning News gets rhythm as Norman Ussery and Jim Waterbury stop in to share details about the Waterloo Community Playhouse’s new production, Ring of Fire, based on the music of Johnny Cash. 6:35–Call it “Ag Trespassing” or “Ag Gag,” Iowa has a…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The garden tools in the shed might be ready to go, but the ground is not. If you need to scratch that gardening itch, Urban Agriculture Specialist Steven Eilers of Iowa State University Extension talks with Tim Harwood about a series of free gardening…