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

April 15, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

TRUMP-MINNESOTA

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ President Donald Trump was using Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold he hopes to flip in 2020 after nearly winning it in 2016. Questions remain, however, about just how much he’s politically benefiting from his signature legislative accomplishment. Minnesota, which gave the country Democratic Vice Presidents Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale, hasn’t given its 10 electoral votes to a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 815 words, photos. Developing.

TRUMP-OMAR

WASHINGTON _ Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is endangering lives,” she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. “It has to stop.” By Darlene Superville. SENT: 845 words, photos.

With:

TRUMP-OMAR-THE LATEST

MALL OF AMERICA-CHILD HURT

MINNEAPOLIS _ The man charged with throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he was angry at being rejected by women at the Minnesota mall and was “looking for someone to kill” when he went there last week, according to a criminal complaint Monday. SENT: 365 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

SPRING FLOODING-ISLAND CITY

OSLO, Minn. _ Spring flooding has turned a northwestern Minnesota community into an island of isolation. The rising Red River has flooded the two highways leading in and out of Oslo in Marshall County near the North Dakota border. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

APPEALS COURT-VOTER DATA, ELECTION 2020-KLOBUCHAR, BLACK HILLS MINING, DRONE RACING

SPORTS:

BLUE JAYS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Twins open a four-game set with Toronto, with Martin Perez (1-0) making his first start since signing with the club in January. Righty Matt Shoemaker (3-0) goes for the Blue Jays. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. 6:40 p.m. CT start.

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