MORNING-MidwestDigest-02-01-18

Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong and talks about Harley-Davidson. (audio)

Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong.

Max is in Arizona for the cattle industry convention. This year is the 121st annual convention.

In South Dakota, a state lawmaker decided to lower the drinking age to 18. It would cost state $20 million in federal highway money so it was voted down.

The University of Iowa is going to remove Steve Wynn’s name from school’s vision research institute in light of sexual assault charges against him.

Today’s hog report takes us to Kansas where Harley Davidson is closing its plant. Sales down 8.5% last year.

Electrolux is closing plant in Minnesota. Investing in South Carolina and Tennessee plants where Minnesotans 900 impacted workers may be able to find jobs.

Jan. 16 is when lot of people saw bright light streaming across the sky. The meteorite is being studied in Chicago’s Field Museum.

Indiana is another step closer to having its own insect. A measure that would make the Say's Firefly the official state insect was endorsed Wednesday on a 10-0 vote by the state Senate's Public Policy Committee.

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