Missouri Minute: Kay Barnes named Kansas Citian of the Year; St. Louis Fed reports decline in quarterly farm income

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Former mayor Barnes named Kansas Citian of the Year

Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes, who was the first woman to serve as mayor of the city, received the Kansas Citian of the Year Award on Tuesday at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner. Barnes served two terms in office between 1999 and 2007. During that time, downtown Kansas City and the city’s Crossroads Arts District underwent considerable development and change. The Chamber also praised Barnes as “a strong advocate for minorities, members of the LBGTQ community, and women.” Read more

St. Louis Fed reports decline in quarterly farm income

Agricultural conditions in a seven-state region that includes a large swath of Missouri deteriorated more than anticipated in the third quarter, according to the latest Agricultural Finance Monitor from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Compared to the same quarter last year, the district saw a decline in farm household spending and capital expenditures, according to the report. Read more

Permit issues limit St. Louis trolley in opening days

Leaders of the Loop Trolley Co. hope the company’s street cars will be able to traverse their entire 2.2-mile track soon, after permit issues in University City prevented the trolley from covering its entire circuit in its opening days. The $51 million trolley line began carrying passengers Friday, about two years later than initially scheduled. It was supposed to run between Forest Park in St. Louis and the edge of the Delmar Loop in University City, but the trolley’s operators lacked proper permits from University City. Read more

Butterballin’ on a budget? Aldi offers cheapest Thanksgiving spread, report says

Missouri shoppers seeking an inexpensive spread for Thanksgiving dinner may want to swing by Aldi to do their holiday shopping. That’s according to a report from Bloomberg Intelligence, which surveyed 15 retailers across the U.S. to determine the price of purchasing Thanksgiving dinner from each. Read more

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