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Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. (audio)

Max at Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. Odds are he's at ADM or Case IH tent. Parking lots open at 7 a.m.

Time is running out for drought-impacted ranchers in Northern Plains to apply for hay lottery. Dozens of semi-trailer loads of hay have been donated.

Attention bank robbers in Nebraska: Pinnacle banks are not going to take it anymore. They are adding security features and armed guards to Lincoln branches. Overall, bank robberies are way up in the Corn Husker state, rising from 14 in 2015 to 75 last year.

Indiana lost $77 million in 2012 because it couldn’t collect online sales tax if a retailer doesn’t have a physical presence in the state. Indiana is now suing Wayfair and Overstock to try to get a Supreme Court ruling in its favor.

The University of Illinois is banning a war chant at games.

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