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Wet spring creates anxiety in Midwest farm country

Experts say it's too early for farmers and backyard gardeners to worry about the wet spring that's drenched the Midwest, but anxiety seems to be growing among those frustrated by the muddy fields. Full story

Clean energy source shows dark side in U.S. tornadoes

The deadly tornadoes that tore across the South last week highlighted the cruel and ruthless side of wind, an energy source championed as an earth-friendly alternative to fossil fuels. Full story

Spring is a cruel reminder about disaster prep

Tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest and South are painful reminders to small businesses about the need for disaster preparation — a task that often gets pushed to the bottom of a company owner's to-do list. Full story

More storms likely across South and East

   Severe weather continues to ravage parts of the Midwest and South in the latest round of tornadoes, hail and flooding. The Weather Channel's Dr. Greg Forbes reports.

US Bancorp to open offices catering to ultra-rich

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - US Bancorp <USB.N> plans to open two offices by fourth quarter 2011 to launch the Midwestern bank's new boutique unit catering to the ultra-wealthy, the division's president said on Wednesday. Full story

Logic for Midwest quake drill called a bit shaky

This week, nearly 3 million people across 11 states are gearing up for the Great Central U.S. Shakeout, a massive earthquake drill to commemorate the 200th anniversary later this year of a series of powerful earthquakes that downed trees and sent waves on the Mississippi River roaring over its banks Full story

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  Tornadoes and floods batter Midwest

A powerful weather system triggered a devastating tornado in Arkansas and widespread flooding across the nation’s midsection. NBC’s Mike Seidel reports.

  April 25: Nightly News Monday broadcast

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  April 11: Nightly News Monday broadcast

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  Tornado, flooding hits the Midwest

Destructive storms hit the Midwest bringing a tornado to one Iowa town and flooding in North Dakota.  The Weather Channel's Alex Wallace reports.

  Spring storms off to deadly start

The same storm system that pummeled the Midwest and South is headed to the East, promoting a record number of severe weather reports. NBC’s Ron Mott reports.

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