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Slate Assigns Porterhouse, Spare Ribs and Loose Meat as ‘Official’ Meats of the Tri-States

If each state in America had an "official" meat, what would those state meats be? That's the question Slate Magazine attempted to answer in the article 'The United Steaks of America.' Slate's effort is impressive. Meats were not allowed to be used twice, only mammal meat qualified for the list, and stews and sandwiches were not necessarily eligible. Here's what was decided for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa:

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iStock

World Records Set in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa

Some pretty interesting world records have been set in our area states of Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.

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iStock

Gallop Says Missouri is in a Sad State, Iowa Looks Pretty Good, and Illinois is Middle of the Road

Gallop has released its annual "state of the states" rankings, looking at the overall "well-being" of each state in the nation. Iowa did great. Illinois is so/so. Missouri didn't score so well.

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The Band Perry Bringing ‘We Are Pioneers World Tour’ to Cedar Rapids, IA

The Band Perry's 'We Are Pioneers World Tour' has been around the globe. Just a few of the countries they've toured include Ireland, France, England and Norway. The Band Perry is now back in North America, and they'll be making a stop at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Five Famous Movies Filmed in Iowa

The State of Iowa is famous for, among other things, presidential caucuses, agriculture, the Hawkeyes and the Cyclones, Captain James T. Kirk, and Herbert Hoover. Movies doesn't usually come to mind, but there have actually been a number of well known films shot in the Hawkeye State.

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Meteor Sightings Throughout Upper Midwest

Reports are in from throughout the upper Midwest of a meteor easily visible in the northern sky shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses report seeing the meteor in several locations around the Hannibal-Quincy area. There were also reports along the Iowa-Missouri border, in central Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, according to the American Meteor society.

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Spencer Platt Getty Images

Road Condition Hotlines & Websites Available in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

With winter weather bearing down on us, travelers will be under the gun to navigate safely. With that in mind, here are the important numbers and sites you may want to check for road conditions in the Tri-State area. 

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Little Big Town and Rodney Atkins appearing at Tri-State Rodeo in Ft. Madison
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Tri-State Rodeo in Ft. Madison to Feature Little Big Town and Rodney Atkins

The 2013 Tri-State Rodeo in Ft. Madison will take place from September 4 - 7. The rodeo always brings with it great entertainment, and this year country music fans will get to see two terrific acts: Little Big Town and Rodney Atkins!

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Guitar Shorty Webpage

Rollin’ on the River Blues Festival is Tonight and Saturday in Keokuk

The 25th Annual Rollin' on the River Blues Festival is this weekend at Victory Park on the Mississippi River in Keokuk, Iowa. This two day event features seven bands in two nights.

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Tax Free Weekend Iowa

The 14th annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend.

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