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May 7, 2013
A farmer tills the soil Tuesday in a field north of Pennock. The unusually wet start to the spring is frustrating farmers across the Midwest who have so far been able to plant only a small amount of their corn crop. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Wet spring taking a toll on Midwest farmers
May 7, 2013 - 10:53pm
May 1, 2013
Kyle MccLelland, left, and Matthew Cannon shovel snow Wednesday outside Cannon’s house in Cheyenne, Wyo. Cheyenne received more than a foot of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as a large storm moved across an area of the Midwest. AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Michael Smith
For some in the Midwest, May Day just a reminder of harsh winter
May 1, 2013 - 11:26pm
Midwest, Plains economic survey index dips
May 1, 2013 - 7:37am
April 27, 2013
Editorial cartoon by Ed Fischer
April 27, 2013 - 12:00am
April 11, 2013
Two men work to remove a truck in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013, that was overturned when a severe storm struck the area late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Update: Severe storms sock Midwest, push east; 1 dead
April 11, 2013 - 1:47pm
April 1, 2013
Survey says Midwest economic survey index jumped
April 1, 2013 - 9:00am
March 5, 2013
Winter clings on with Upper Midwest snowstorm
March 5, 2013 - 7:37am
February 26, 2013
A pair of snow plows head west on US-54 Highway, clearing the snow off the roadway, near Cheney, Kan., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation's midsection, dropping a half-foot or more of snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Bo Rader)
Update: 2nd major snowstorm paralyzes parts of Midwest
February 26, 2013 - 2:33pm
February 22, 2013
A truck drives in near whiteout conditions past a silhouette of a moose, on Interstate 80 near Gretna, Neb. Thursday. Much of the nation's heartland is experiencing heavy snow, treacherous roads as potentially dangerous winter storm pushed eastward out of the Rockies. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Storm crawls across the plains and into the Midwest
February 22, 2013 - 7:30am
January 6, 2013
Drought among top agriculture stories of 2012
January 6, 2013 - 12:00am
December 20, 2012
Big Midwestern snowstorm leads to 25-vehicle crash
December 20, 2012 - 1:07pm
Snow-covered cars in a parking lot greet early morning risers in Madison, Wis., as a severe winter storm moves through the upper Midwest Thursday. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)
Midwest hit by major snowstorm
December 20, 2012 - 11:15am
Drought's grip unrelenting across Midwest
December 20, 2012 - 9:42am
December 10, 2012
Snow barges back into Upper Midwest
December 10, 2012 - 2:20pm
November 24, 2012
Lorin Bakken walks on his family homestead Oct. 21 near the site of the Henry O. Bakken well near Tioga, N.D. The well gave the Bakken oil formation its name. Lorin, who never married, still owns the homestead and has never considered selling it. He said he didn't keep in touch with relatives who moved out of the area, so he's not aware of other surviving Bakken family descendants. Forum Communications photo by Amy Dalrymple
Famous formation named for homesteaders in N.D. with ties to Granite Falls, Minn.
November 24, 2012 - 12:00am