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

January 17, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

EPA-POLYMET MINE

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum wants to know why the federal Environmental Protection Agency opted against filing formal comments with Minnesota regulators when the state was considering whether to issue a key water pollution permit for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, and she is questioning whether the agency is hiding information. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m., photo.

WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING

BARRON, Wis. _ The Wisconsin man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents apparently applied for a job online the day that Jayme escaped, calling himself an “honest guy” even though his resume contains inaccuracies about his work experience. SENT: 560 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-TRUMP

SIOUX CITY, Iowa _ Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has launched a presidential exploratory committee, and dozens of other White House hopefuls, potentially including Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, face a challenge as the Democratic primary gets underway. They must decide how — and whether — to respond to Trump’s pugnacious and insensitive attacks on his political opponents. By Elana Schor and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,245 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

HEMP-HIGH INTEREST

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Hundreds of Minnesota farmers are expressing interest in growing hemp, a crop they see as profitable in a time of low prices for traditional crops like corn and soybeans. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

DEPUTY SHOOTING-CRYSTAL, CELL TOWER-FATAL FALL

SPORTS:

DUCKS-WILD

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Anaheim Ducks, lugging a franchise-long 12-game losing streak, visit Minnesota to play the Wild. By Mike Cook. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

BIG TEN THIS WEEK

No. 2 Michigan, poised to take over the top spot in the AP Top 25 next week, plays slumping Wisconsin in the top game in the Big Ten this weekend. By Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

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