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

December 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

BRINING ROADS

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Cities across Minnesota are turning to spraying environmentally friendly brine on roads to help keep them ice-free, with some saying it’s better than salt. UPCOMING: 250-300 words. AP Photos planned.

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

LANSING, Mich. _ The Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to facilitate a deal to replace a contentious 65-year-old oil pipeline in the Great Lakes, approving legislation to empower a new authority to oversee the construction and operation of a utility tunnel that would encase the new pipeline. By David Eggert. SENT: 260 words. Developing.

DELTA QUEEN

ST. LOUIS _ After a decade in dock, the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday authorizing the 285-foot-long (87-meter-long) riverboat immortalized in poems and songs to cruise again along the Mississippi and several other rivers. By Jim Salter. SENT: 345 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL COMPUTER FIGHT

SPORTS:

HORNETS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 8-3 since trading All-Star Jimmy Butler, host the Charlotte Hornets. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

NEBRASKA-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS _ No. 24 Nebraska plays at Minnesota at Williams Arena, the first Big Ten home game for the Gophers. The Huskers won both matchups last season. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

AP ALL-BIG TEN

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the offensive player of the year and Michigan linebacker Devin Bush is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Team. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 700 words, photos.

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