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  • Homestead monument plans prairie burn

    By Associated Press

    Homestead National Monument of America will conduct a prescribed burn on more than 60 acres of its restored tallgrass prairie in southeast Nebraska. Published April 16, 2014

  • City sells West Corinth School property

    By Associated Press

    The city of Corinth has sold the old West Corinth Elementary School property to the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission for $1,499. Published April 16, 2014

  • Fingerprint required for Six Flags season tickets

    By Associated Press

    A fingerprint is now required for season pass holders at Six Flags St. Louis. Published April 16, 2014

  • Swift's Bus Drives Into Country Hall of Fame

    By Associated Press

    Published April 16, 2014

  • Bill Nye says he underestimated debate's impact

    By DYLAN LOVAN - Associated Press

    TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience. Published April 16, 2014

  • Seabird from Atlantic spotted on Alcatraz

    By Associated Press

    Biologists have flocked to Alcatraz Island to get a glimpse of a seabird that is believed to have never previously visited the waters of the Pacific. Published April 16, 2014

  • Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor

    By Associated Press

    The former head of the Illini men's gymnastics team has been named to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Published April 16, 2014

  • Land Between The Lakes offering field trip grants

    By Associated Press

    Grants are now available to educators interested in taking students on field trips to Land Between The Lakes, a 170,000-acre recreation area on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Published April 16, 2014

  • Trial set in proposed tribal national park dispute

    By Associated Press

    A judge has reserved three weeks this summer for trial involving a proposed tribal national park in southwestern South Dakota. Published April 16, 2014

  • Utah Symphony to play for free in national parks

    By Associated Press

    The Utah Symphony has announced it will play against southern Utah's soaring red rocks and canyons this August. Published April 16, 2014

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park free this weekend

    By Associated Press

    Nature enthusiasts can get an early-season look at Theodore Roosevelt National Park this weekend for free. Published April 16, 2014

  • EXCHANGE: Mascoutah exhibit honors Civil War era

    By WALLY SPIERS - Associated Press

    One hundred and fifty years after the Mascoutah area sent 464 men to fight in the Civil War, the Mascoutah Heritage Museum has opened an exhibit honoring them and the families, friends and neighbors they left behind. Published April 16, 2014

  • Correction: Charleston-World Heritage story

    By BRUCE SMITH - Associated Press

    In a story April 7 about Charleston seeking World Heritage status, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Charleston's application must be submitted to the National Park Service by January 2016. That date is only a target for completing the application, not a deadline. Published April 16, 2014

  • 2 national parks in SD to increase tour fees

    By Associated Press

    Visitors will have to pay more to tour the two National Park Service caves in the Black Hills starting April 30. Published April 16, 2014

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