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 email@example.com. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A Minnesota man who was molested decades ago by the man who went on to abduct, sexually assault and kill Jacob Wetterling was awarded more than $17 million in damages on Thursday. Jared Scheierl was 12 when he was molested by Danny Heinrich in 1989 in Cold Spring. The attack happened months before Jacob, 11, was abducted from a rural road near his home in St. Joseph. SENT: 430 words, photos.
POLICE SHOOTING-BEMIDJI, FRIEND FATALLY SHOT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots (8-3) have been dominant in December under Bill Belichick, going 64-13 during his tenure. Three of their final five games are at home, beginning with a matchup with Minnesota (6-4-1). The Vikings, winners of two out of their last three, are the first of just two playoff-positioned teams remaining on New England’s schedule. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. For Weekend Use.
EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota’s big splash of the offseason was the addition of quarterback Kirk Cousins, but the value of signing defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson as a free agent can’t be overlooked. He’s fourth among NFL interior defensive linemen in quarterback pressures. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 4 p.m. CT.
VIKINGS-PATRIOTS PREVIEW CAPSULE
MINNEAPOLIS — No. 20 Minnesota hosts No. 12 Syracuse in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. CT.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.
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