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Daily brief (9/1): Top picks from the Springfield media

The August heat will stick with us for the beginning of September.

Today will be sunny and hot, with a high of 102. Expect highs in the high 90s to more than 100 for the next two days. A break is expected this weekend, as we should see a high in the 80s by Sunday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Tornado will push insurance rates up. With $3 billion in costs expected from the Joplin tornado and other storms, insurance experts expect rates will rise for Missourians to help offset those costs.
  • KY3: Thousands of lakefront structures in danger at Lake of the Ozarks. As Ameren Missouri plans to renew its license for the lake, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has raised issues about 4,000 structures that overstep the lake’s boundaries.
  • OzarksFirst: Branson recycling effort gets national acclaim. A recycling machine in the front of Branson’s Country Mart recycles more cans than its counterparts across the nation.
  • KSMU: Construction moves forward on MSU rec center. Missouri State University is forging ahead with a 100,000-square-foot recreation center in the center of campus. It will feature a 7,000-square-foot swimming pool and a zipline.
  • KSPR: IT show capturing attention of tech fans. Thousands of vendors will be at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom (333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway) today for the 2nd annual Tech IT Out Technology Showcase & Expo.

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