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

August 24, 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. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

MANURE TO FUEL

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Centerpoint Energy wants to become one of the first U.S. companies to turn methane into a renewable form of natural gas for customers in Minnesota. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200-250 words.

EXCHANGE-HELPING SYRIAN REFUGEES

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ingrid Johansen, a Minnesota registered nurse and volunteer with the Syrian American Medical Society, assessed a 6-month-old who had been brought to a refugee camp in Lebanon for displaced Syrians. Johansen was one of 10 Minnesota residents who spent a week volunteering their skills at refugee camps near the Syrian border in April. They provided treatment ranging from pediatric checkups to emergency care. By John Molseed, The Post Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1087 words.

EXCHANGE-FOOTBALL PLAYER-CANCER

WINONA, Minn. — John Rumpza and the doctors thought it was nothing. The Winona State University football player was in peak physical condition and had “no physical symptoms” that would lead to believe the lump they found was anything more than a benign tumor. Then, Rumpza was diagnosed with cancer and needed surgery to remove the cancerous tissue. Rumpza eventually rejoined his teammates on the field after recovering from his chemotherapy treatments. By Jon Weisbrod, The Owatonna People’s Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 899 words, photos.

EXTRA:

Additional stories from members of Institute for Nonprofit News are distributed by AP. For on-air requests, email amplify@inn.org.

INN-SOMALIS-FARIBAULT

FARIBAULT, Minn. — One afternoon in 1993, as Carolyn Treadway looked out through her house window, she caught the sight of a woman in a traditional Islamic garment practicing parallel parking between mobile cones beside Faribault’s Central Park. It was the first time Treadway, a retired teacher and Faribault School Board candidate, had come across a Muslim in Faribault, which was then about 90 percent white. By Ibrahim Hirsi of MinnPost.

IN BRIEF:

POLYMET MINE, RACKETEERING-STOLEN MERCHANDISE

SPORTS:

SEAHAWKS-VIKINGS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks in an exhibition game, with each side seeking extended quality time for a work-in-progress offensive line. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.

ATHLETICS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Oakland Athletics send Sean Manaea to the mound in Minnesota, with a two-game losing streak, their first since a three-game skid July 27-29 and just their second since dropping four in a row June 12-15. Jake Odorizzi starts for the Twins. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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