Daily brief (5/3): Top picks from the Springfield media

This morning will begin with fog, but the skies will clear, and today’s high will hit 61.

It will be the start of a warming trend, with clear skies and temperatures edging toward the 70s by week’s end.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Corps blows up Missouri levee to ease Illinois flooding. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blew up a levee along the Mississippi River because of rising floodwaters. Though 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland was flooded by the decision, the Corps hoped to avoid loss of life and prevent worse damage from happening. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KSPR)
  • KY3: Hundreds turn out for flood meeting in Taney County. People shared stories of loss and frustration at a public meeting at College of the Ozarks’ Keeter Center. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Worker pay questioned in bids. Two members of the City Council questioned whether the city followed prevailing-wage guidelines in two proposed projects. State and federal laws set minimum wage rates for workers doing government construction and other public works projects.
  • KY3: Farmers’ markets opening across the region. Among the markets opening is the Fair Grove Farmers’ Market, which won the state’s 2010 Farmers’ Market of the Year.
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