Columbia http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Booches' Famous Burgers Seek New Buns After Hostess Plant Closes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/booches-famous-burgers-seek-new-buns-after-hostess-plant-closes Twinkie hoarders, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/11/16/165272623/twinkies-hostess-brand-may-die-but-the-iconic-snack-cakes-never-will">artists</a>, and Ding Dong enthusiasts weren't the only consumers affected when Hostess started <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/hostess-wins-judges-final-approval-to-wind-down-twinkie-maker/2012/11/30/b98148f0-3aae-11e2-9258-ac7c78d5c680_story.html">shutting down</a> plants across America just a few weeks ago. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:57:42 +0000 Scott Pham 6941 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Booches' Famous Burgers Seek New Buns After Hostess Plant Closes Levee repairs, flood recovery to be discussed in Columbia this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/levee-repairs-flood-recovery-be-discussed-columbia-weekend <p>State and federal leaders are gathering in Columbia&nbsp;Saturday to talk about ways to prevent last year&rsquo;s devastating floods that plagued&nbsp;northwest and southeastern Missouri.</p><p>Heavy snow and rainfall led to record releases from South Dakota dams along the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/">Missouri River </a>&ndash;and as a result 200,000 acres of farmland in northwest Missouri sat flooded for months,&nbsp;along&nbsp;with&nbsp;a significant stretch of&nbsp;Interstate 29 in Missouri and Iowa.&nbsp; Around 130,000 acres were flooded in the southeast part of the state when the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/">Army Corps of Engineers </a>blew&nbsp;a hole in the Birds Point Levee&nbsp;along the<a href="http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pao/bro/misstrib.htm"> Mississippi River </a>in order to protect the town of Cairo, Illinois. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:38:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3056 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Levee repairs, flood recovery to be discussed in Columbia this weekend Missouri cicada ice cream seller advised to cool it http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-cicada-ice-cream-seller-advised-cool-it <p><em>Updated 9:59 a.m. June 8 to clarify Associated Press story.</em></p><p>Public health officials in Columbia, Mo. have <a href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2011/06/06/sparkys-will-not-make-more-cicada-ice-cream/">asked an ice cream shop to cool it*</a> with the cicada-flavored ice cream that customers apparently can&#39;t get enough of.</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 16:42:17 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1377 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri cicada ice cream seller advised to cool it