MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-07-24-17

Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. (audio)

July 24, 2017

Veteran newsman Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. Max is in Snowberg, Utah, for Agricultural Media Summit.

Here in the Midwest, it's a cleanup day for lots of people after weekend storms in Missouri and Kansas. There's also been flooding in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. Though flooding in Wisconsin is nothing new of course. Flooding records go way back to 1785 in Wisconsin.

Federal ag officials say 64 million bushels of wheat will be lost from northeast Montana through Dakotas.

Electronics factory jobs may be coming to Midwest. Flurry of lobbying by Midwestern states to land factory. Talk of up to 5,000 jobs.

David Letterman has never forgotten his Midwest roots. He has donated several items to his alma mater, Ball State University in Indiana.

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