Storms improve outlook for Mississippi River

The season's first major snowstorm dumped nearly a foot of snow in parts of Iowa and nearly 9 inches in parts of Nebraska.

Midwest, Plains bankers see rural economy growing

The Rural Mainstreet Index released Thursday climbed in December, the fourth straight month of growth.

Drought's grip unrelenting across Midwest

The latest numbers were as of Tuesday, before the arrival of the Midwest's first winter snowstorm.

High winds, snow prompt winter advisory

Winds in excess of 30 mph with higher gusts will combine with snow and make travel difficult by Thursday afternoon.