MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-05-22-17

Max Armstrong talks about the Joplin, Mo., tornado. (audio)

Six years ago this afternoon at just after 5:30 the costliest tornado in American history slammed into Joplin, Mo. More than 1,150 people were injured that Sunday afternoon in Joplin.

A documentary released today shows the healing power of the butterfly garden in Joplin.

For many of the farmers in our region, the rains have made life miserable this spring. Area hit hardest runs from southeast Kansas into southern and central Indiana. Posted map at Max's Twitter account, follow him if you wish.

It will be five weeks yet before federal government comes out with report saying what was planted.

Wheat appears to have better support in market because of recent news. Heading toward one of three long weekends of summer, this one has least impact on markets.

Louisville, Kentucky, doesn't know what is about to hit them. Weiner dog show there this weekend.

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