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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

July 24, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

EARNS-HARLEY-DAVIDSON

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson expects new tariffs to increase the company’s annual costs by as much as $100 million as long as the trade dispute between the U.S. and other countries goes on. Executives with the Milwaukee company spoke with investors Tuesday for the first time since announcing last month that production of motorcycles sold in Europe would move overseas in order to avoid retaliatory tariffs the EU is imposing on American exports. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 785 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

SCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS

MADISON, Wis. — A second round of school safety grants to use up $45 million allocated by the Wisconsin Legislature will focus on improving student mental health, creating school safety intervention teams and additional security upgrades, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Tuesday. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 630 words.

REDISTRICTING-WISCONSIN-ROYS-FACT CHECK

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys omits an important fact when she counts herself as a longtime supporter of statewide redistricting reform. Roys is one of eight in a crowded Democratic field fighting to win the state party’s primary Aug. 14 for a chance to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker. She recently vowed to lobby for nonpartisan line-drawing at a campaign forum and on Twitter. By Scott Bauer and Amanda Seitz. SENT: 480 words, photos.

KIMBERLY-CLARK-WISCONSIN

FOX CROSSING, Wis. — Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Tuesday it is open to negotiating state incentives to save at least one of two facilities from closure in Wisconsin. Kimberly-Clark’s position on the Cold Spring facility follows a new labor agreement ratified Monday night by United Steelworkers Local 2-482. SENT: 320 words.

EXPERA MILLS SOLD

KAUKAUNA, Wis. — A Finnish company has signed a definitive agreement to purchase four paper mills in Wisconsin for $615 million. UPCOMING: 250 words.

TRANSMISSION LINE

UNDERWOOD, N.D. — Great River Energy is preparing to invest $130 million in upgrading a transmission line that moves 73 percent of the cooperative’s power supply 436 miles from Underwood to Buffalo, Minn., west of the Twin Cities, and serves about 500,000 customers across Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. One official compares the project to upgrading from an 8-track tape to an iPhone. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL POLICE CHASE-CHARGES, AG COMPANIES-TARIFFS-AID, TARIFFS-WISCONSIN, CONGRESS-WISCONSIN, MLK DAY-APPLETON SCHOOLS

SPORTS:

NATIONALS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — Starter Junior Guerra (6-6) is scheduled to come off the disabled list when the Milwaukee Brewers host Jeremy Hellickson (4-1) and the Washington Nationals. Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CT.

BIG TEN-MEDIA DAYS

CHICAGO — Wisconsin’s success is about as ho-hum as their leader’s personality. All the Badgers do is win under no-nonsense, coach-next-door Paul Chryst. The rest of the Big Ten West will be looking to take down Wisconsin — again. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words, photos.

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