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Feds designate $320 million to improve Mississippi River water quality

The river that begins as a trickle in Itasca State Park in Minnesota and ends 2,350 miles later at the Gulf of Mexico will get a $320 million infusion from the federal government to improve water quality.

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Feds designate $320 million to improve Mississippi River water quality

Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, Wed September 30, 2009
The river that begins as a trickle in Itasca State Park in Minnesota and ends 2,350 miles later at the Gulf of Mexico will get a $320 million infusion from the federal government to improve water quality.

Can You Avoid Arthritis Knee Pain by Building Thigh Muscles?

Source: U.S.News & World Report, Mon August 31, 2009
Millions of older women suffer the pain and stiffness of arthritis, especially in their knee joints, which can severely curtail everyday activities like climbing stairs or getting out of a car.

Woman, 63, missing for 5 days found on raft

Source: MSNBC, Sat August 29, 2009
A 63-year-old woman trapped on a small raft caught in tangled river brush could hear passing cars and people talking but wasn't discovered until a fisherman on his way to his favorite hole spotted her five days later, the woman's son said Tuesday.

Wind Farms Revitalizing Midwest Manufacturing Towns

Source: ABC News, Wed May 13, 2009
Hundreds of workers lost their jobs after the Rockwell-Goss printing press factory closed here in Cedar Rapids in 2001.

Mystery donors give $45 million to colleges

Source: MSNBC, Fri April 24, 2009
A mystery is unfolding in the world of college fundraising: During the past few weeks, at least eight universities have received gifts totaling nearly $45 million, and the schools had to promise not to try to find out the giver's identity.

Traffic deaths decline as more people are buckling up

Source: Consumer Reports, Thu April 09, 2009
It’s becoming increasingly safer on the roads.

David Lynch donates $1 million for meditation scholarships

Source: NJ.com, Sat March 15, 2008
Des Moines, Iowa, USA - "Twin Peaks" auteur David Lynch is donating $1 million to the Maharishi University of Management in Des Moines, Iowa -- yes, you read that right -- for scholarships for students of transcendental meditation, the Associated Press reports.

Quest to aid kids leads to bedroom decorating

Source: Des Moines Register, Sun March 02, 2008
Waukee, Iowa, USA - For six years, Nancy Berg of Waukee couldn't get the idea out of her head.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

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