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Max Armstrong talks about next USDA report. (audio)

A former radio newsman that I worked with years ago would proclaim on mornings like this, “there’s ice in the dog dish this morning.” There’s likely ice in the cattle trough too.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is set to speak about his future this morning on floor of U.S. Senate. A top Democratic official says Franken is going to resign. Follows resignation of fellow Democrat John Conyers.

There’s a feeling that USDA will next week raise its forecast of corn used in ethanol.

A social security disability lawyer from Kentucky is back in police custody after being nabbed at pizza place in Honduras. He was charged last year in 18 count indictment with $550 million disability fraud scheme.

The heat is back on in North Dakota town hit with a service disruption when high temps were in single digits. A warming center was set up in school, which is still heated by coal.

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