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

September 18, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

PRINCE’S HOME TAPE

MINNEAPOLIS — One of the first official albums released from Prince’s fabled vault since his death more than two years ago isn’t a live set or a collection of all new songs. It’s a simple, one-take cassette recording of Prince in his home studio 35 years ago, noodling on piano and singing “Purple Rain” and eight other songs the year before he blasted into superstardom. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 860 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

DISTRACTED DRIVING-DOUBLE FATAL

CLAREMONT, Minn. — Authorities say a 24-year-old Minnesota man was putting away his cellphone when he crashed into a car stopped on a highway, killing a woman and her 8-year-old daughter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200-300 words by 2 p.m.

EARNS-GENERAL MILLS

NEW YORK — General Mills Inc. reported mixed first-quarter financial results as costs weighed down profit and a sales increase fell short of expectations. Shares fell 3.7 percent, or $1.77, to $46 in premarket trading. The Minneapolis-based company’s profit fell 3.1 percent to $392.3 million, or 65 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 71 cents per share. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

MAYO-GONDA BUILDING EXPANSION, PROFESSOR SWINDLE

SPORTS:

TWINS-TIGERS

DETROIT — Jake Odorizzi takes the mound for the Twins against Detroit’s Daniel Norris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.

BEHIND THE CALL

Pass rushers like Clay Matthews are stumped as to what constitutes a clean hit on quarterbacks anymore. Lending a sympathetic ear is none other than Mike Zimmer, one of the biggest beneficiaries of the league’s renewed emphasis on protecting the passer. “It’s pretty difficult,” the coach of the Minnesota Vikings said. “You’ve got a target area the size of a strike zone.” By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

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