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Photos: Denver Mardi Gras 2018 at the Exdo Center
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The Exdo Center in Denver was transformed into Bourbon Street Saturday night for a Mardi Gras party to end all parties. Beads were thrown from faux balconies, the seven deadly sins were scattered throughout the room and performers sprinkled the night where revelers came out decked in their Louisiana best.

Today's Special: Newlywed caterers offering Sicilian menu
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URBANA — Urbana newlyweds have launched their own catering business, one that features Sicilian foods.

Parkland celebrating 50 years of agricultural education
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CHAMPAIGN — At Parkland College’s Tony Noel Agricultural Applications Center on Wednesday, students were installing row unit modules on a planter that will be used in test fields to show off the latest in precision ag technology.

Wired In: Nina Kshetry
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Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech leader. This week, meet NINA KSHETRY, the founder and president of Champaign-based Ensaras Inc. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer.

Just Askin': Sales of Deluxe fish sandwiches
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Q: How many Deluxe fish sandwiches were sold on Ash Wednesday, the first day they made their comeback at Dublin’s in downtown Champaign?

Elliott Gould reflects on the extremes of his six-decade career ahead of visit to Boulder
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When you’ve been in as many films and TV shows as Elliott Gould — numbering well over two dozen this decade alone — staying open-minded about each new one is not just an ideal, it’s a survival tactic.

5 winter adventures in Colorado you can’t have until the sun goes down
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Early birds in Colorado might get the fresh powder. But plenty of adventure awaits night owls, too.  

Rose introduces bill to protect homeowners near retention ponds
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SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that could prevent people with the wrong intentions from buying retention ponds in Illinois subdivisions was introduced this week in the Illinois Legislature by state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet.

Groundbreakings on new homes surge 9.7 percent in January
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WASHINGTON — Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale.

Kraft Heinz installing new pasta dryer at Champaign plant
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CHAMPAIGN — With the help of a giant crane, workers are installing a new pasta dryer at the Kraft Heinz plant in Champaign.