"When they start really squirming, I start squirming," one resident said half-jokingly of his neighbors living closer to the river.
Jack Suntrup covers state government and politics for the Post-Dispatch.
Gov. Mike Parson's attorneys have cited the First Amendment to hide contact information of private residents from public scrutiny.
Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake Saint Louis, had sought to be appointed treasurer last year.
The spending left a bad taste in some officials' mouths.
Much of the Republican governor's plan, which he outlined in January, survived the legislative budgeting process.
Officials had planned to open the dam's spill gates as early as Saturday.
Effort to repeal Missouri's new abortion law hits a roadblock.
Eapen Thampy, 35, is one of nine people charged so-far in an alleged marijuana distribution conspiracy. He has donated $26,507 to Missouri campaigns and causes in recent years.
The long-stalled line seeks to transmit Kansas wind energy through eight northern Missouri counties, through Illinois and Indiana, and to eastern states for consumption.