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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest, MN

November 11, 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. Jim Nord 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-MINNESOTA-GOVERNING

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota voters’ choices in Tuesday’s election will give the state another Democratic governor and a Legislature split between Democrats and Republicans, the latest experiment with divided government in Minnesota that has produced mixed — and sometimes few — results. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 750 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

UNIQUE UNIVERSITY CLASSES

MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota officials hope to engage community members through a unique array of course offerings, including the physics of superheroes, obscure red wines and the forgotten gods of Scandinavia. SENT: 300 words.

ELECTION 2018-STATE GOVERNMENTS

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. By David A. Lieb and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1325 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-TEEN CATTLE OWNER

KASSON, Minn. — A Minnesota teen has found her calling in cattle. Mollie Allen is a winner in the Minnesota Beef competition in which she was awarded a Simmental-Angus calf to add to her herd. The high school junior won, in part, by writing an essay explaining why she needed a heifer and how it would improve her life. Allen’s new calf, named Piper, will join Lonette and Windchime on her grandpa’s farm and begin a regimen of conditioning that could lead her to the show ring. By Randi Kallas, Agri News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 576 words, photo

EXCHANGE-BRAVEST MAN

VIRGINIA, Minn. — A Minnesota veteran will be featured in a Netflix documentary series. Lyle Conaway will tell the story of Hill 749 in “Medal of Honor,” which will be released this month on the streaming service Netflix. The series portrays the stories of eight recipients of the Medal of Honor. By Angie Riebe, Mesabi Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1590 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

PROFESSOR-SWINDLE

SPORTS:

HKN--WILD-BLUES

ST. LOUIS — The Wild return to St. Louis for the second time during the Blues’ five-game homestand. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 2 p.m. CT.

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