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

October 3, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

TRUMP-MINNESOTA

ST. PAUL, Minn. — President Donald Trump’s stop in Rochester Thursday will be his second visit to the state’s prime GOP territory, where Republican House candidates hope to ride his popularity to flip Democratic-held districts. But it’s a different story around the Minneapolis suburbs, where Trump could be an albatross for GOP incumbents. By Kyle Potter. UPCOMING: 600 words.

ELLISON-DOMESTIC ABUSE

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Democratic party is asking Minneapolis police to investigate allegations of domestic abuse against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. The move comes after an attorney with links to the Democratic party found that allegations by Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, were unsubstantiated. SENT: 300 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

DRIVER’S LICENSE-GENDER OPTION

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota has begun issuing driver’s licenses that don’t identify recipients only as either male or female, but as nonbinary if they prefer. M.J. Zappa, 26, got one of the first. Zappa, of Medicine Lake, arrived at a state Driver and Vehicle Services office in St. Paul at 7:30 a.m. on Monday to take advantage of the change in policy. SENT: 470 words, photos.

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed, officials told The Associated Press. The plan calls for drilling an opening for the new pipeline through bedrock at depths that could exceed 100 feet (30 meters) beneath the Straits of Mackinac, a more than 4-mile-wide (6.4-kilometer) waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge. By John Flesher. SENT: 785 words, photos.

With:

MICHIGAN PIPELINE-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

HOMICIDE-ST. CLOUD, CONSTRUCTION FATALITY, POLICE SHOOTING-HASTINGS

SPORTS:

PRESEASON RDP

The NBA preseason continues with five games on the schedule, including: New York Knicks-Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m.; Chicago Bulls-Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m.; Detroit Pistons-Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 p.m.; New Zealand Breakers-Phoenix Suns, 10 p.m.; Minnesota Timberwolves-LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 800 words. DEVELOPING

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