Some restaurants were affected but appeared to be coping well with the historic flooding along the upper Mississippi River and its tributaries after Christmas week rains. The unusual wintertime flooding, fed by more than 10 inches of rain in the region over a three-day period that began on Christmas Day, was blamed for at least 25 deaths in Illinois and Missouri. The river’s crest passed St. Louis over the New Year’s weekend and was expected in Memphis, Tenn., later this week ...

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