Good morning. Here's how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727 or apminneapolis@ap.org.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

SCHOOL SAFETY

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton will unveil his proposal to improve the safety and security of Minnesota schools. Spurred by last month's latest deadly school shooting in Florida, it's a rare shared priority between Dayton and the Republican Legislature — even if they differ on how to accomplish it. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400-500 words by 11 a.m.

CURLING IS COOL

OMAHA, Neb. — In a single-file line, the all-ages group of 40 shuffled gingerly onto the ice. Some wore jeans, some wore sweatpants and one was in gym shorts. A few looked athletic; others not so much. There was a sense of nervous excitement. Every four years, coinciding with the Winter Olympics, curiosity in the ancient Scottish sport is piqued. But this year, clubs across the nation are reporting unprecedented interest, particularly after the U.S. men won the country's first curling gold medal. There are about 20,000 curlers in 40 states registered with USA Curling , with nearly 3,500 in Minnesota. By Eric Olson. SENT: 960 words, photos.

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