MORNING-MidwestDigest-04-13-17

Max Armstrong talks about Easter spending. (audio)

We are spending more than ever on Easter. An average of $152 per person. Up 4% from last year.

Is some young lady you know considering career in engineering? Fewer young women than men pursue careers in engineering.

A few corn planters were spotted in field in central Illinois yesterday. It is early yet. Most active period for corn planting comes 10 days from now. Farmers have remarkable ability to plant quickly nowadays.

Cedar Ridge Distillery of Iowa recently received an award, topping 1,300 other craft distillers in the country.

There will be memorial service for David Letterman's mom, Dorothy, who died Tuesday at age 95.

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