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

December 4, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

FARM BILL

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — A key congressional voice on agriculture says he’s optimistic that lawmakers can pass a new farm bill next week. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee and is expected to become chairman next year. So he’s been heavily involved in negotiations that produced an agreement in principle last week. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Developing. AP Photos pursued.

AROUND THE STATE:

DEER DISEASE-MINNESOTA

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Department of Natural Resources plans two special deer hunts this month aimed at limiting the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota. The DNR on Tuesday announced the hunts in specific deer permit areas south of Interstate 90. Residents and nonresidents can take part in the hunts from Dec. 21 to Dec. 23 and from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

PLAYGROUND CRASH, EARNS-CHS INC, MEDTRONIC ROYALTIES-JURY AWARD, COSTCO LAWSUIT-ST. CLOUD, PARKING LOT SHOOTING, SCHOOL-ABUSE LAWSUIT

SPORTS:

ENERGIZED TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves have been morphing into a capable defensive team, with a gaudy 8-3 record since the trade of disgruntled All-Star Jimmy Butler. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 4 p.m. CST.

WILD-CANUCKS

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Minnesota Wild visit the Vancouver Canucks. Game starts at 9 p.m. CT.

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