MORNING-MidwestDigest-02-06-17

Max Armstrong admits he starts his day by checking the president's tweets. (podcast)

Max almost hates to admit it, but he starts his day by checking to see what the president tweeted overnight. President Trump tweeted only four times yesterday and two of the tweets were about the Super Bowl.

There was a record crowd at last week's cattle convention in Nashville, with more than 9,300 in attendance. In conversation with incoming president Craig Uden, a Nebraska cattleman, he noted an improvement in cattle prices has put cattlemen in a better mood. Of course, cattle producers are naturally drawn to Nashville with its country music scene. The area also gets a boost from one-day attendance when cattle producers from Tennessee and Kentucky drive in to enjoy the event for the day.

A trooper stopped at the scene of an accident near Indianapolis on Interstate 65 escaped injury when his car was hit by a second vehicle. The car sustained damage on its drivers side.

A woman collected nearly $224,000 illegally from the Social Security Administration while working under a separate Social Security number. Federal Judge Stephen Murphy III ordered no prison term and instead put her on three years probation. People in eastern Michigan rarely get a prison term when caught stealing from the Social Security system. She was ordered to repay the $224,000.

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