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.
We start with a Good Question that’s more complicated than it seems.
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.
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.
Hold onto your wallets as food prices will definitely be climbing in the coming weeks and months.
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.
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.
After competing against 10 other couples and winning eight different legs, Dave and Rachel Brown are this season’s Amazing Race champions!.
A recent survey of supply managers suggests growing economic strength in a nine-state region of the Plains and Midwest.
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.
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.
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.
A survey suggests that rising fuel prices haven’t slowed the economy in a nine-state region in the Midwest and Plains.
Boaters cruised along the river in downtown Chicago. Golfers smacked balls in Minnesota. And an ice-breaking mission on Maine’s Kennebec River was the shortest in recent memory because the Coast Guard found no ice.
The economic recovery appears to be gaining strength in nine Midwest and Plains states, with construction being the only industry still lagging, according to a new monthly report released Thursday.
The lack of snow in the Upper Midwest is causing some concern among winter wheat farmers.
The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states rebounded from a weak December and is poised to continue growing in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Wednesday.
New numbers show binge drinking is a bigger problem than previously thought nationwide, including the Midwest.
Little economic growth is expected over the next several months in nine Midwest and Plains states because problems in the global economy are slowing business in the region, according to a new survey released Tuesday.
Hunters in the northern Plains who’ve grown accustomed to bringing home three pheasants or a deer are finding the years of abundance may be over.
The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states will likely continue to grow at a slow pace with little chance of another recession, according to a monthly survey of business managers released Monday.
An economist says an August economic survey in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests slow to no growth in the region, but not a return to recession.
President Barack Obama is venturing from Iowa into politically familiar territory, taking his bus motorcade into his home state of Illinois as he wraps up a three-state tour through the cornfields, towns and cities of the Midwest.
It’s the biggest bullhorn in the political world.
President Barack Obama’s Midwestern tour is offering a mix of offense and defense that signals both his governing approach for the remainder of his term and the evolution of a campaign message for his re-election bid.