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Supply managers in 9 Midwestern and Plain states are expressing optimism about the regional economy. (Getty Images)

Economic Survey Suggests Optimism For Midwest

A monthly economic survey shows businesses looking forward to steady growth for the next six months.


Joan Jett says she's moving off the South Dakota Thanksgiving Day Parade float because the event should be about fun, not politics. (Getty Images)

Macy’s Moves Joan Jett Off South Dakota Float

Rocker Joan Jett says she’s stepping off South Dakota’s float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade because political agendas are getting in the way of a fun event.


Stephanie Metz has received lots of attention since her blog criticizing 'overprotective parenting' went viral. (Getty Images)

South Dakota Mom’s Blog About Bullying Draws Praise, Ire

A South Dakota mother is the target of both praise and criticism after she blogged that kids being bullied should toughen up.


File: Lightning strike in Moore, OK (Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Storm Brings Snow, Tornadoes To Great Plains

A storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow on Friday also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains.


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Missouri Improves Slightly, Illinois Struggles To Do Business Study Says

CNBC named South Dakota the top state for business in 2013, while Missouri and Illinois fell much further down the list.


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More Rain, Snow Could Lead to More Flooding

Some towns in the stretch of river from Quincy, Ill., to Grafton, Ill., reached 10-12 feet above flood stage.


Missouri River

Releases Into the Missouri River Will Be Decreased

The change is not expected to make much difference in water levels downstream in the Missouri or Mississippi rivers.


George McGovern in 2011 photo (Getty/Pool)

George McGovern Had St. Louis Ties

Former South Dakota Senator who died Sunday was a friend of Tom Eagleton’s, member of Stan Musial Society.


Boy Scouts from the Greater St. Louis Area Council take part in the 2011 Scouting For Food service project on November 19, 2011. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Boy Scout ‘Perversion Files’ Show Local Accusations

“We can look back now with the lens of 2012 and see that we were not doing enough,” local Scouts spokesman Joe Mueller said.


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St. Louisans Not The Best Drivers in America…And Not The Worst

Sioux Falls, South Dakota has the safest drivers, with drivers getting into an accident every 13.8 years. Washington DC was the worst.