David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.

Lincoln, Neb., is home to several startups, which use the city's low cost of living and high quality of life to attract workers. Nicolas Henderson/Flickr hide caption

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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

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Lincoln has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in revitalizing its downtown, a historic area called Haymarket, to create a more culturally vibrant urban center that is helping the city keep and attract young adults. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

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U.N. Agency Sets New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

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Illinois' Financial Condition Is Dire, Gov. Rauner Warns

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FAA Clarifies Fuel Tax Rule, Municipalities To Lose Needed Funds

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In Midwest, Bitterly Cold Temps Keep Students At Home

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Chicago Archdiocese Documents Detail Decades Of Sex Abuse

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United Airlines Offers Buyout Packages To Flight Attendants

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In The Absence Of Answers, Protests Fill Ferguson's Silence

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Police Shooting Death Of Teen In Missouri Stokes Racial Tension

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Flooding across the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, over the last couple weeks has soaked homes and fields and left local governments scrambling. Dirk Lammers/AP hide caption

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Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

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Trump Stands Firm On Giant Chicago Sign

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NPR Reporter Witnesses One Of Chicago's Latest Shootings

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Deadly Storms Rip Through Southern States

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For Short Trips, Intercity Buses Horn In On Airline Customers

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