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Kansas grain elevator blast: 3 dead, 3 missing

Three people remained unaccounted for and two others were hospitalized in critical condition Sunday following an explosion at a grain elevator in northeast Kansas that killed three workers, authorities said.

Among the missing was one worker from the elevator company and two state grain inspectors.

More on this story at the Associated Press


Canadian harvest cruises

An unusually warm, dry fall has made this one of the smoothest harvests in recent memory for Canadian farmers.

Canada is the world’s leading exporter of spring wheat, durum, canola and malting barley — all of which are prominent crops on the Northern Plains of the United States. So what happens in Canada can […]