MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-08-31-17

Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong and talks about Farm Progress Show. (audio)

Veteran newsman Steve Alexander fills in with today’s report.

Today is final day of huge Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

20 charged in Dubuque, Iowa, yesterday, in a scam where several elderly people around the Midwest received a call from a person posing as a sheriff deputy. The caller told them relative in jail, most often a grandchild. The caller knew the name of the grandchild. When the relative sent money, it went to scammer.

Battle against Asian carp continues. The Army Corps of Engineers has mounted underwater speakers in lock gates to scare carp away.

Rebecca Campbell and her three children had just sat down to supper when mom got piece of chicken lodged in her throat. Her 8-year-old son did the Heimlich maneuver and saved his mom’s life.

Midnight Star in Deadwood opened in 1991 and is now closed. It was filled with Kevin Costner’s movie memorabilia.

Will be Devil’s Tower UFO Rendezvoous Sept. 14-16.

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