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

August 17, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

ELLISON-DOMESTIC ABUSE

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, under pressure to quit the Minnesota attorney general race after an allegation of domestic abuse, door-knocks to talk to voters. By Kyle Potter. UPCOMING: 500 words from 11 a.m. kickoff. AP Photos pursuing.

POLICE GUN CAMERAS

MINNEAPOLIS — A police force in a Minneapolis suburb is outfitting its officers with cameras mounted on their handguns amid calls for more transparency in police shootings. The West Hennepin County Safety Department says the $7,200 cameras are significantly less expensive than body cameras. The Farmington Police Department also is using the home-grown technology. UPCOMING: 300 words.

TIGERS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Gibson takes the mound for Minnesota in the latest start of his resurgent season for the Twins, who take on Detroit in the second game of a four-game series. Matthew Boyd pitches for the Tigers. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.

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