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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest, MN

May 13, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Jim Nord is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE-LOOSE ENDS

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Just like they started the session, Minnesota’s Legislature is entering the homestretch with a long to-do list. But now they have just over a week to finish it. Republicans who control the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton are at odds on how to restructure Minnesota’s tax code, how to change health care programs and whether to tap into an overflowing stadium fund. A debate over revamping the state’s sexual harassment law and curbing opioid abuse are still up in the air. By Kyle Potter and Youssef Rddad. SENT: 1120 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-UNIVERSITY-DIET GURU

MINNEAPOLIS — In 1957, Ancel Keys and a team of researchers embarked on an ambitious, global mission to reverse the heart attack epidemic through studying diet. The University of Minnesota academic and his team traveled the world, testing men’s physical performance and collecting information about their diets. But recent studies cast doubt on his findings, methods and prestige. The most damning result of his work is the claim that it played a role in creating the American obesity and diabetes epidemics. By Nick Wicker, Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,562 words.

EXCHANGE-ASTRONOMY PROFESSOR

MANKATO, Minn. — Since Steven Kipp’s arrival at Minnesota State University in the fall of 1981, he figures he’s introduced between 10,000 and 14,000 students to astronomy. Kipp is retiring from MSU effective this month, packing up 37 years’ worth of files in his office. The spark of interest Kipp felt as a child is one he’s seen countless times at the observatory he helped build on the south side of the MSU campus. By Mark Fischenich, Mankato Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,191 words, photo.

SPORTS:

BBA--TWINS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani faces Fernando Romero in a tantalizing meeting of promising rookie pitchers when the Los Angeles Angels conclude their four-game series with the Minnesota Twins. Ohtani is 3-1 with 32 strikeouts in his first five starts, while Romero hasn’t allowed a run in his first two career starts. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 1 p.m. PDT.

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