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November 6, 1987
Saying that Canada is no longer a water-rich nation, Environment Minister Tom McMillan rejected plans for large-scale water diversions to the United States. The best known of these plans, known as the Grand Canal scheme, would send water from James Bay in northern Canada through the Great Lakes and as far south as Mexico. The second plan, developed by the Pasadena-based Ralph M. Parsons Co.
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December 11, 2009 | By P.J. Huffstutter
A deadly storm that roared across the Midwest this week left the region blanketed in snow and bitter cold temperatures Thursday, with wind chills as low as 30 below zero. Blizzard conditions hammered portions of Michigan and Ohio, where communities were already struggling to dig out from drifts more than 15 feet high, as the storm moved northeast and into Canada. Forecasters with the National Weather Service said Thursday that more than 13.5 inches of snow had fallen in southwestern Michigan, and an additional foot was expected there and in northwestern parts of the state by today.
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October 28, 2007 | Tim Jones, Chicago Tribune
While the West burns and the Southeast bakes, there is little to suggest a large-scale, climatological catastrophe playing out any time soon in the Midwest. In fact, farmers in Iowa and Minnesota had trouble last week harvesting their corn and soybean crops because there had been too much rain.
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December 10, 2009 | By P.J. Huffstutter
A fierce storm ripped across the Midwest on Wednesday, stranding travelers, closing hundreds of schools and cutting off power to thousands of people across the country's heartland. The National Weather Service warned residents in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan of "extremely dangerous blizzard conditions" with near whiteout driving conditions. "This is a very big and very fast-moving storm," said Jack Hales, a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service's storm prediction center in Norman, Okla.
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January 15, 1998 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under cover of morning darkness, the Merrie Men of Downtown rumbled through the city, loaded for deer. A pickup and a van passed the baseball stadium and the high-rise business district to converge, as planned, on Weebetook Lane. The drivers parked on a block of stately dwellings. They drew camouflage outfits over their jeans and reached for their crossbows and quivers. They waved to a passing dog-walker.
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February 2, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
President Clinton's biggest liability in the Midwest in the November general election may not be the economy or his foreign policy but his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to poll results released here Thursday--two days before a scheduled visit by the first lady. Negative publicity surrounding Mrs. Clinton has run high of late with renewed allegations of impropriety over her role in the White House travel office firings and the Whitewater land deal.
NATIONAL
April 13, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Two infected airline passengers may have helped spread the state's mumps epidemic to six neighboring states, health officials said in Des Moines. The Iowa health department identified two people who were potentially infectious when they were traveling in late March and early April. The mumps epidemic is the nation's first in 20 years. Health officials say 515 suspected cases have been reported in Iowa.
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April 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
More than a month after spring's official start, Old Man Winter is revisiting the Midwest. Snow began falling in parts of the region, with as much as 1 foot expected in eastern Michigan and northern Ohio by tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures well below normal are expected with a freeze warning posted for a wide area.
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December 24, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A storm dumped snow across the southern Plains, making a mess of roads and muddling air travel. At least four traffic deaths were blamed on the ice and snow. The National Weather Service posted storm warnings for the Texas Panhandle and parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois. Two people were killed in weather-related traffic accidents in Oklahoma, and two others died in Kansas. Snow caused delays Monday at airports in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Okla.
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February 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Bitterly cold winter weather gripped the Midwest, and whiteout conditions were blamed for major traffic pileups in Michigan and Ohio. Blizzard warnings were in effect for parts of Michigan, and temperatures reached 17 below zero in the Upper Peninsula. Winds of 40 mph threatened to drive wind chill readings to as low as 30 degrees below zero.
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March 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Wind-blown snow whipped across the northern Plains on Tuesday, closing major highways, before a powerful storm that had stalled over western Nebraska and South Dakota moved northeastward. In Montana, the Army National Guard dispatched two helicopters to help find motorists stranded by a snowstorm in the southeastern part of the state. "We do know we have some motorists out there, but we don't know where.
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February 1, 2009 | Associated Press
Gov. Steve Beshear deployed every last one of his Army National Guard troops Saturday, with his state still reeling after a deadly ice storm last week. More than 700,000 homes and businesses, most of them in Kentucky, remained without electricity from the Ozarks through Appalachia, though with temperatures creeping into the 40s, a swarm of utility workers were able to make headway.
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June 27, 2008 | P.J. Huffstutter and Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writers
After the great floods of 1993 swamped this tiny town in eastern Iowa, Mike Luck begged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help protect it from future disasters. Corps officials responded that this community of fewer than 700 residents probably would have to chip in more than $1 million to help build the federally engineered levee system it sought, the former mayor recalled.
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June 20, 2008 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Water from the swollen Mississippi River surged over more than 10 levees Thursday, flooding huge swaths of Missouri farmland as thousands of volunteers continued to pile sandbags in a desperate bid to protect their communities. The efforts brought mixed results in Winfield, a rural and commuter city of 1,200 about an hour north of St. Louis.
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May 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Severe thunderstorms packing large hail and tornadoes rumbled across the nation's midsection Sunday, killing at least eight people and damaging dozens of homes, authorities said. Iowa Homeland Security administrator David L. Miller said seven of the dead were killed by a tornado in northeast Iowa -- five from Parkersburg, 80 miles northeast of Des Moines, and two from nearby New Hartford. At least 50 injuries were reported. "Occasionally we have a death, but we have warning system. Seven deaths.
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May 13, 2008 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
The tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest and South over the weekend killed about two dozen people, officials said Monday, making 2008 the deadliest year so far for twisters in a decade. According to the National Weather Service, 96 people have lost their lives in a year that has seen an unusual number of storms. In 1998, 115 had perished by May 11.
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February 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A large, fast-moving snowstorm closed sections of major highways on the Plains, dumped more than a foot of snow on the Upper Midwest and caused seven traffic deaths in Wisconsin. The storms knocked out power to more than 145,000 customers, mostly in Iowa, where freezing rain coated trees, power and utility lines. In southern Arkansas, fierce winds tossed cars into trees, destroyed businesses and yanked mobile homes off the ground. At least 27 people were injured.
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March 21, 2008 | E.A. Torriero, Chicago Tribune
A gorgeous, sunny day didn't fool dozens of residents as they packed their belongings into trucks Thursday and high-tailed it to high ground. The rising, churning waters of the Meramec River foretold disaster: By today, the river's projected all-time crest of more than 31 feet was expected to send floodwaters gushing through the low-lying downtown, swamping the streets and floors of dozens of houses in this hamlet southwest of St. Louis.
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February 2, 2008 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
A winter storm blanketed the middle of the country on Friday, leaving residents to dig their cars and front walkways out from beneath mountains of powder, while roads from the Great Lakes to Texas turned dangerously icy. Hundreds of schools were closed in southeast and southern Michigan, where as much as 5 inches of snow covered the ground. Commuters in St. Louis -- which got at least 8 inches -- struggled to navigate through miles of snarled traffic and fender-benders.
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