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Half the Continental U.S in Desperate Need of Rain

Crops, pastures and rangeland have deteriorated at an alarming rate.

07/17/2012

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Economy Breaking for High Cost of Gas

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says there are signs that the higher energy and fuel prices are slowing growth in agriculture-dependent areas.

04/20/2012

A stone altar sits among the debris of the tornado-damaged 110-year-old St. Joseph's Catholic Church on March 1, 2012 in Ridgeway, Illinois. According to reports, at least 13 people died as severe weather swept through the middle of the country on February 28.  (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Tornado Warnings Aim To Scare

In a test that starts Monday, weather service offices in will use words such as “mass devastation,” ”unsurvivable” and “catastrophic” in a new kind of warning.

03/31/2012

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Occupy The Midwest Taking St. Louis To Court After Clash With Police

Focusing on a police captain they say gave green light to beatings.

03/19/2012

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Patient Walks Away From Embattled Belleville Care Home

Joseph Childs was found safe at a local truck stop.

03/06/2012

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130 Arrested Sunday At Occupy Chicago

“We’re not going anywhere. There are still plenty of us,” a protester The Associated Press after the arrests, which took police more than an hour to complete.

10/23/2011

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Perilous Migration for the Monarch

“A thousand miles of hell a nearly flowerless/nectarless and waterless expanse.”

10/10/2011

Gas prices

Irene Should Not Impact Gas Prices In St. Louis

Expert says midwest is a market unto itself

08/26/2011

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ADHD Cases On The Rise In Midwest

the number of kids with ADHD has increased ten percent in the Midwest.

08/19/2011

Katy Trail

Katy Trail Named Best Bike Trail in Midwest

Katy Trail is a hiking and bicycling trail that runs from Clinton to Machens.

08/02/2011

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