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

October 1, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

ELLISON-DOMESTIC ABUSE

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A lawyer investigating a woman’s claim that she was physically abused by Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has concluded the allegation is unsubstantiated. The Associated Press on Monday obtained a draft of the report by the attorney hired by Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party to investigate the allegation. Ellison’s ex-girlfriend accused Ellison of abuse in August. She claims to have video footage of the incident. The Democratic congressman denies the incident occurred. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 150 words. Will be updated. AP Photos planned.

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — A new survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states, but business leaders are concerned about the ongoing trade disputes. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says he expects business will slow down but continue growing in the next few months because of the trade concerns and rising interest rates. SENT: 285 words.

With:

MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

TWIN CITIES TRASH

MINNEAPOLIS — A fire that consumes Twin Cities trash every year might soon be extinguished, sending mountains of extra waste into the metro area’s landfills. Great River Energy says it will close its Elk River waste-to-energy operation if no one steps forward to buy it by this fall, and the two likeliest bidders aren’t interest. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT-MINNEAPOLIS, CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE-MINNESOTA, FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS-COMPLAINTS, HIGHWAY DEATH

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-PASS RUSH

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are allowing the sixth-highest passer rating in the NFL one-quarter of the way through this season. One problem has been a pass rush negated by rollouts and misdirections cleverly used by opponents. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 4 p.m. CDT.

TWINS WRAPUP

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins took a step back this season and enter next year with many more question marks. With so many expiring contracts, though, they’ll have plenty of flexibility for improvements. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, by 4 p.m. CDT.

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