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USDA Expects Drop in Kansas Wheat Yield

wheat fieldThe US Department of Agriculture expects this year's Kansas winter wheat crop to drop 35 percent from last year.

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KDOT Announces Approved May Bids

Road Work AheadThe Kansas Department of Transportation has announced approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place May 24 in Topeka.

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Missouri Man Injured in Ellsworth County Rollover

Truck Rollover 6-12-17A Missouri man was injured in a vehicle rollover wreck Monday morning on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County.

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Two Injured in ATV, UTV Crash

ATV AccidentTwo people were injured early Sunday morning when an ATV rear-ended a UTV on a country road southwest of Russell.

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First West Nile Virus Case of 2017 in Kansas Reported in Barton County

West Nile VirusThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is reporting the first case of West Nile virus in 2017 in a person from Barton County.

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Marijuana Grow Operation Near Galatia Busted

Arthur KronenbergBarton County Sheriff's Deputies received information Thursday about a suspected marijuana grow operation near the city of Galatia. According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, detectives were able to obtain a search warrant based on the information and executed the warrant at about 1 PM Thursday.

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Marion, Webster Lakes Under Public Health Warnings Due to Blue-Green Algae

Blue-Green AlgaeThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, has reopened Marion Reservoir in Marion County, but the reservoir remains under a warning due to a harmful algal bloom.

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