Author Archives: Chris Berg

Iowa-based group sending food to Philippines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Volunteers in Des Moines are packing 1.5 million meals for survivors of a devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines last month. The Iowa-based group Outreach, Inc., pledged to send the meals to victims of the Nov. 8 typhoon, which killed more than 6,000 people. On Monday, the organization says volunteers

Midwest propane prices rise as cold snap holds on

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several upper Midwestern states are dealing with higher propane prices because of supply problems in recent weeks. Farmers used more propane than usual to dry the late harvest of grain that came out of the fields too wet. Rural households not served by natural gas lines dipped into propane supplies