midwestern midwestern  /mɪd ˈwɛ stərn/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of a region of the United States generally including Ohio; Indiana; Illinois; Iowa; Missouri; Kansas; Nebraska; and sometimes Michigan; Wisconsin; Minnesota

Usage(s):

  • A new spectacle which has lately drawn midwestern crowds is the roller-skating derby, a cross between a dance marathon and a six-day bike race.

News

  1. Top state ag officials meeting in North Dakota

    Top agriculture officials from 12 Midwestern states are gathering in North Dakota. The Midwestern Association of State Departments of Agriculture is holding its annual conference through early Monday in ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. It Only Takes $1,000 to Learn to Dance Like a Congressman

    Have $1,000 to burn, a love for Midwestern Republicans, and a hankering to learn ballroom dance? Then former dance instructor and current Rep. Bill Huizenga of Michigan has the class for you.Around 15 people are expected to attend Huizenga's ballroom-dance class tonight in Washington, with the proceeds—$1,000 per couple, or $1,500 if you're a political action committee—going to his reelection ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  3. Top State Ag Officials Meeting in ND

    The Midwestern Association of State Departments of Agriculture is holding its annual conference through early Monday in the Badlands town of Medora.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KVLY - KXJB Fargo

Quotes

  1. "I don't see any scenario in which McCain can get to the White House without carrying some upper Midwestern states," said Harkin, an Obama backer. "I've never really understood in all my years why Sen. McCain has gone out of his way to speak...
    on Aug 6, 2008 By: Tom Harkin Source: Washington Post

  2. "We will miss his wisdom and his Midwestern charm in our daily work," Roberts said.
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: John Roberts Source: Lebanon Daily News

  3. "The case will affect all of the pending litigation that California has with both the auto companies and Midwestern energy companies," California Attorney General Jerry Brown said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press.
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Jerry Brown Source: BusinessWeek

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