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State News

Belle goes it alone on Rock Island Trail development, for now

The Maries County town hopes once again to benefit from its location along the former rail corridor. Read more


Body found after search for missing Missouri fisherman

Authorities have been searching since Sunday for a man who disappeared while fishing at Rocky Forks Lake Conservation Area. Read more


Tree cutters in dis-bee-lief after finding a 4-foot hive inside a hollow tree

The beekeeper was able to harvest 20 pounds of honey. Read more

State News

Volunteers in 'East 24' group coordinate to develop former rail bed

Volunteers are raising money to develop a pilot section of the Rock Island Trail. Read more


Columbia man arrested after damaging over 700 car windows

The owner of A1 Auto Recyclers estimated the total cost of damage done by Cody Boehmer was $350,000.  Read more

State News

Windsor advocates anticipate growth with development of new trail

The mid-Missouri town lies at the intersection of the Katy Trail and the 47 miles of existing Rock Island Trail. Read more

Missouri Business

With Corn Belt inching north, Midwest farm diversification gains momentum

Farmers look to a more diverse future as corn becomes less economically viable with changing Midwestern weather patterns. 

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State News

Eldon views trail as centerpiece for revitalization

The Miller County town is striving to become more friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians. Read more

Mizzou Football

Drinkwitz names Cook starting quarterback for MU's season opener

Missouri announced Brady Cook will start Week 1 against Louisiana Tech. Read more


City announces three finalists for fire chief position

The new fire chief is expected to be selected two to three weeks after interviews on Aug. 22.  Read more

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