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

November 26, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

GENITAL MUTILATION-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota lawmaker said Monday she plans a fresh push next year to strengthen a state law against female genital mutilation in the wake of a judge’s declaration last week that a federal law against the practice is unconstitutional. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

FARM BANKRUPTCIES

MINNEAPOLIS — The number of farms filing for bankruptcy is increasing across the Upper Midwest, following low prices for corn, soybeans, milk and beef, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The analysis found that 84 farms filed for bankruptcy in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana in the 12 months that ended in June. That’s more than double the number over the same period in 2013 and 2014. SENT: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE-CRASH, DEER DISEASE-FUNDING, FUGITIVE CONVICT

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — Coming off impressive wins over Philadelphia and Houston, the Cavaliers try to make it three straight when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 1-8 on the road this season. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

MINNESOTA-PROGRESS

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s topsy-turvy season had some extreme lows, but there was no better high for the Gophers to end on than a long-sought win over rival Wisconsin. Now they can go to a bowl game, too, and give their freshman-laden lineup some more valuable experience. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 4 p.m. CT.

MINNESOTA-BOSTON COLLEGE

Minnesota plays Boston College at Silvio O. Conte Forum. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

IN BRIEF:

VENEZUELA-MARINOS-RODGERS-SILVA

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