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Morning Midwest Digest, April 13, 2021

Max Armstrong talks about unrest in Brooklyn Center, planting progress and Dakota Access pipeline. (audio)

April 13, 2021

In Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, that northwest suburb of Minneapolis, they had a second night of unrest after the police killing of a Black man. The city coucil voted to ban use of rubber bullets and chemical additives at the same time the city's police officers were using those tactics on protestors outside the police department building. The unrest of a year ago and its effects along with the pandemic are still so fresh in the minds of many.  In Chicago, along the Magnificant Mile, 28 businesses still have their doors locked. Most of them permanently.

From this week in agribusiness, planting progress went from 2% nationwide to 4% this week. Of the 18 major states, Texas leads with more than 50% planted.

Tribal groups are deeply disappointed that President Biden won't immediatly shut down the Dakota Access pipeline

Glenville, Illinois, homeowners are up in arms about beavers.

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