AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a GOP-backed tax bill in a ceremony at a St. Paul elementary school as time ticked down on the legislative session. The location was symbolic for Dayton, who is pressing lawmakers to approve $138 million in emergency aid to schools. He also criticized the tax bill for not offering enough relief to individuals. Lawmakers have until Sunday night to try again on the tax bill as well as a handful of other top priorities. By Youssef Rddad. SENT: 440 words. Will be updated throughout day on developments.
AROUND THE STATE:
SPECIAL EDUCATION COSTS
ST. PAUL, Minn. — As a dispute over emergency funding for schools ties up the final week of the Legislature, a big driver of rising costs is special education. Districts spent $2.2 billion on it last year, up 26 percent over a decade. And some schools complain that the state mandates certain costs without covering them. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300-400 words.
BOOKS-MURDER IN MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS — A former standup comedian who wrote for TV shows “Seinfeld” and “Ellen” is using that most Minnesotan of events for his second mystery novel: the state high school hockey tournament. Matt Goldman, whose well-reviewed debut was steeped in the people and places of his home state, this time has his private eye Nils Shapiro trying to solve the mystery of a missing teenage girl from Warroad, northern Minnesota’s hockey capital, in “Broken Ice,” due in June. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 715 words, photos.
TRUMP-EPA-SCIENCE-MINNESOTA, TREE WORKER KILLED, PRIEST ACCUSED, BOY SHOT-MINNESOTA, TRAIN SEX CRIME CHARGE, HOME SHOOTING-SENTENCE, PEDESTRIAN KILLED
WNBA POWER POLL
The AP releases its preseason WNBA power poll along with preseason player of the year and rookie of the year. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. Developing.
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