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Floodwaters Rising After Storms Deluge Heartland

Volunteers worked into the night to stack sandbags against rising Midwest floodwaters and evacuate people in its path — or rescue those already under water — after a powerful spring storm system unleashed downpours from Oklahoma to Michigan.

04/19/2013

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Midwest Weather Woes Range From Snow To Twisters

Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes — and a sinkhole in Chicago.

04/18/2013

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Bankers Say Farm Income Helping Rural Economy

Bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states expect the rural economy to continue growing in the months ahead because of the strength of farm income.

03/21/2013

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Survey: More Slow Economic Growth Ahead In Midwest

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dipped last month, suggesting only slow growth for the region over the next three to six months.

03/01/2013

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Recovering Swan Population Threatened By Lead Poisoning

Once endangered, hundreds of trumpeter swans can now be seen along the St. Croix River near Hudson, Wis. But bird lovers are concerned for the swans’ health because of what the drought has revealed beneath the water and ice.

01/17/2013

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Midwest Bankers Survey Suggests Continued Growth

A new survey of rural bankers suggests that growth in farmland prices, cash rents and farm equipment sales remain strong despite the continuing threat of drought in some Midwestern and northern Plains states.

01/17/2013

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Economic Slump Likely To Continue In Midwest

A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will remain sluggish in nine Midwest and Plains states, and hiring will be slow over the next three to six months.

01/02/2013

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Snow In Midwest Leaves Some Travelers Scrambling

The first widespread snowstorm of the season plodded across the Midwest on Thursday, as whiteout conditions sent drivers sliding over slick roads and some travelers were forced to scramble for alternate ways to get to their holiday destinations.

12/20/2012

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Storm Causes 25-Car Pileup North Of Des Moines

The first widespread snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous driving conditions that, in Iowa, led to a 25-vehicle pileup that killed one person.

12/20/2012

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Economy Remains Weak In Midwest, Plains States

The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states likely will remain sluggish because of weakness in ethanol and food production, but conditions vary widely across the region, according to a report released Monday.

12/03/2012

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Drought Hurt Wis. Corn, But Minn. Harvest Strong

Corn production is down by double-digit percentages in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states, but Minnesota is one of the few states where this year’s corn harvest has improved.

11/14/2012

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Clinton To Campaign Across Midwest In Final Week

Former President Bill Clinton is headed for the Midwest this week to campaign for Democratic President Barack Obama in a swing that will take him to Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

10/29/2012

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Survey Suggests Little Economic Growth In Midwest

A new survey of business leaders suggests little or no economic growth in most of a group of nine Midwest and Plains states through the end of the year, but the booming oil business will continue to drive growth in North Dakota and Oklahoma.

10/01/2012

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Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most Of U.S.

A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation’s worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing.

09/27/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: State Fair Edition

We start with a Good Question that’s more complicated than it seems.

08/24/2012

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Drought Now Grips More Than Half Of The Nation

The nation’s widest drought in decades is spreading, with more than half of the continental United States now in some stage of drought and most of the rest enduring abnormally dry conditions.

07/16/2012

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Heat Wave Takes A Toll On Upper Midwest Fish

This summer’s heat wave is taking its toll on fish in the Upper Midwest, where high water temperatures and low oxygen levels have combined to kill thousands of fish in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin.

07/12/2012

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Good MN Corn Crop Won’t Slow Expected Surge In Food Prices

Hold onto your wallets as food prices will definitely be climbing in the coming weeks and months.

07/10/2012

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Report: Rural Midwest, West Growth Slowing

Economic growth has continued to slow in rural areas of 10 Midwestern and Western states because of the problems in Europe and elsewhere, according to a report released Thursday.

06/21/2012

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Study: Cougars Reclaiming The Midwest, Their Historical Range

Cougars are beginning to reclaim parts of the American Midwest following a century of dwindling populations, new research published Wednesday by a University of Minnesota scientist shows.

06/14/2012

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Wisconsin Couple Wins Amazing Race

After competing against 10 other couples and winning eight different legs, Dave and Rachel Brown are this season’s Amazing Race champions!.

05/07/2012

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Midwest Economic Survey Suggests Growing Strength

A recent survey of supply managers suggests growing economic strength in a nine-state region of the Plains and Midwest.

05/01/2012

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Survey: Higher Fuel Prices Slowing Rural Growth

Higher fuel prices may be applying brakes to the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. A monthly survey index of rural bankers dropped to 57.1 in April from 59.8 in March.

04/20/2012

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Warnings Credited In Midwest Tornado Outbreak

When a tornado shrouded in darkness and wrapped in rain dropped quickly from the sky above this northwest Oklahoma town, many residents relied on television weathermen to warn them of impending devastation. Others learned of the monster twister from neighbors or calls from frantic relatives.

04/16/2012

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Forecasters: Dangerous Storms Threaten Midwest

Tornadoes were spotted across the Midwest and Plains Saturday as an outbreak of unusually strong weather seized the region, and forecasters sternly warned that “life-threatening” weather could intensify overnight.

04/14/2012

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