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BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN

March 28, 2019

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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

IMMIGRATION-LIBERIA

Thousands of Liberians, including in Minnesota, got a reprieve Thursday when President Donald Trump extended a humanitarian program that lets Liberians live and work in the U.S. Scores of politicians had urged Trump to grant the extension. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

SENATE-BUDGET

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate will unveil a budget framework that they say will balance the budget without raising taxes. The plan will reject Democratic plans to raise the state gas tax by 20 percent to pay for roads and bridges, and to preserve an expiring tax on health care providers that funds health programs. And it will set up the debate over taxes and spending issues for the rest of the legislative session. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: About 600 words from 1 p.m. news conference. AP Photo planned.

ELECTION 2020-AMY KLOBUCHAR

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is pitching an infrastructure plan she says will provide $1 trillion to fix roads and bridges, protect against flooding and rebuild schools, airports and other projects. The plan announced Thursday is the first policy proposal from the Minnesota senator since she joined the 2020 race with a snowy rally not far from where the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River in 2007. By Sara Burnett. SENT: 280 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

LOTTERY JACKPOT

NEW BERLIN, Wis. _ A single ticket that matched all six Powerball numbers to win the estimated $768.4 million jackpot — the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history — was sold in a Milwaukee suburb, Wisconsin Lottery officials said early Thursday. The ticket, worth a cash option of $477 million, was sold in New Berlin, a city of about 40,000 people roughly 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee. SENT: 460 words, photos. AP video planned.

With:

LOTTERY JACKPOT-THE LATEST, LOTTERY JACKPOT-MINNESOTA

IN BRIEF:

FATAL POLICE STRUGGLE-ROCHESTER

SPORTS:

INDIANS-TWINS

The defending AL Central champion Cleveland Indians start the season at Minnesota, where Jose Berrios and the Twins are poised to give them a strong run in 2019 after finishing a distant second last year. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m. EST.

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