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MORNING-MidwestDigest-02-17-17

Newsman Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. (audio)

Max is at National Farm Equipment Show in Louisville. 300,000 of his closest friends been walking through exhibits.

There is record warmth across the Midwest.

More than 700 people arrested at Dakota Access pipeline since August and more arrests could be on the way.

Meanwhile, in Nebraska, TransCanada has filed for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that will cut diagonally across the state. Opponents there argue that a foreign country shouldn't be allowed to use eminent domain to build a pipeline across Nebraska that will take oil from a foreign market to a foreign market.

The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. Ernie Whaley, a World War II veteran, has been walking the halls of the Muncie Mall in east central Indiana for 35 years. He clocks five miles a day, every day. He thinks about getting older on those walks, which give him plenty of time for reflection, he said.

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