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

September 28, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

POLICE DOG LAWSUIT

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The city of St. Paul will pay $520,000 to a woman who was attacked by a police dog last year. Attorneys for Desiree Collins say the city agreed to the settlement Wednesday. SEBT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-BOOYA COUSINS

ST. PAUL, Minn. — It’s booya season in St. Paul, and cousins Patricia Mitchell and Jeanette Proehl have their sporks at the ready. Mitchell, retired CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and Proehl, an accountant and lifelong St. Paul resident, hit the booya trail every fall when churches, firefighters and community groups cook up massive vats of the meat and vegetable stew for fun and fundraising. By Kathy Berdan, Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 594 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-PAY-IT-FORWARD ICE CREAM

DULUTH, MINN. — A bicycle ice cream cart in Minnesota is seeing a pay-it-forward tradition emerge with customers. Stacey Achterhoff is the Duluth bike cart proprietor who goes by the name Mrs. Delicious. Today, the bulk of Achterhoff’s business is paid forward. Customers get free ice cream. Then, many of them immediately reach into their pockets to pay for ice cream Achterhoff will later give to others. By Boyd Huppert, KARE-TV. SENT IN ADVANCE: 501 words.

EXTRA:

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SHIFTING LEGISLATURE

MINNEAPOLIS — MinnPost recently examined how unequal population growth in Minnesota’s eight congressional districts is going to have a big effect when new district lines are drawn after the 2020 Census — especially if Minnesota loses a seat in the U.S. House, as many expect will happen. Redistricting isn’t just for congressional districts, though: Minnesota’s 67 State Senate and 134 House Districts will need to be redrawn in the wake of the 2020 Census, too. By Greta Kaul of MinnPost. SENT: 905 words.

IN BRIEF:

ELECTION 2018-EARLY VOTING-MINNESOTA, STUDENTS KILLED-CHARGES

SPORTS:

WHITE SOX-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins start the final series of the season with a day-night doubleheader, with Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito set to pitch the two games for the White Sox and Jose Berrios and Chase DeJong tapped to start for the Twins. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Games start at 2:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. EDT.

TWINS-MAUER

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer is trying to savor this final series of the season with the Minnesota Twins, realizing he could be playing his last major league games with a pending decision to be made about whether to continue his career or retire at age 35. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 7 p.m. EDT.

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