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The Midwest Is Running Dangerously Low on Propane

And prices are up 50 percent since last week.

My Geographic 'Center of Gravity' Is Pulling Me to a Nebraska Cemetery

That's the last time I use this weird mapping tool, which determines your "midpoint" based on all the places you've ever lived.

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Go Ahead, Try Drawing an Outline of the Midwest on a Map

No one quite agrees on what counts as America's "Midwest," but its pattern of urbanization is one of a kind. 

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Moore, Oklahoma, Has an Uncanny History of Violent Tornadoes

Three major twisters have hit the city since 1999. Here's a look at how improbable that is.

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Another Spate of Wicked Storms Headed for the Midwest

Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas expected to take the next round of brutal thunderstorms and possible tornadoes.

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The Problem With Calling Cities 'Post-Industrial'

It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.

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Incredible Pictures of the Big Snowy Mess That Is the Midwest

60 million Americans were under winter weather warnings, watches and advisories in the 750,000 square miles affected.

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Is Another Derecho Coming to the East Coast Thursday?

Weather forecasts like these can change substantially over the course of mere hours.

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The New Geography of the Working Class

Which metros have the largest share of working class jobs?

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Breadbaskets and Water Hogs

Stark maps highlight inefficiencies in global food production.

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The Midwest's Rebuild Era, in Pictures

A sociologist and an urban historian document the community activism reshaping some of the cities hardest hit by the great recession.

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The Midwest's Manufacturing Conundrum

The region's reliance on manufacturing may have hindered its economic revitalization, according to a Chicago Fed study.