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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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Rising Fuel Prices Haven’t Slowed Midwest Economy

A survey suggests that rising fuel prices haven’t slowed the economy in a nine-state region in the Midwest and Plains.

04/02/2012

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Unusually Warm March Temps Might Stick Around

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.

03/14/2012

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Economist Says More Midwest Industries In Recovery

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.

03/01/2012

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