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BC-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MN

May 14, 2019

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727 or apminneapolis@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

MALL OF AMERICA-CHILD HURT

MINNEAPOLIS _ A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America is scheduled to appear in court. By Amy Forliti. Developing from 10 a.m. hearing. AP Photo planned.

TRADE WAR

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Jamie Beyer says she knew way back in 2017, when President Donald Trump first started talking about tariffs, that the soybeans her family grows in Minnesota and South Dakota were likely to become a weapon. But these are days of “a little bit of panic” among farmers, she said, as they reel from prices that plunged this week to a 10-year low. “We’ve been brought into this deal, a sacrificial lamb, when it isn’t about our product and it isn’t about our trade market,” Beyer said. “It’s extremely hard to take.” One economist said the farm sector may face its greatest downturn since the late 1980s, with widespread bankruptcies and consolidation. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 500 words.

ANGELS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Los Angeles Angels play the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 6:40 p.m. CT.

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