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

March 25, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

SCHOOL PROJECT-DONATIONS

OWATONNA, Minn. _ School leaders in Owatonna hope that a big show of support from the city’s business community will drive voters to approve a $116 million bond referendum to replace the district’s nearly century-old high school. The project’s price tag was $138 million, until three major employers stepped up with offers of $22 million in cash and materials. UPCOMING: 250 words.

HEMP ISLAND

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ South Dakota is becoming an island in a country with widespread legalized industrial hemp, after Gov. Kristi Noem vetoed a bill to legalize the crop. Surrounding states including North Dakota and Minnesota have already begun experimenting with hemp and have seen indirect benefits from sales tax and farmers having more money to pump into the economy. UPCOMING: 250 words.

PREDATORS-WILD

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Nashville Predators, chasing the Winnipeg Jets in a tight race for first place in the Central Division, visit the Minnesota Wild, who are trying to hang on in the wild card chase. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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