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

January 19, 2019

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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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DETROIT _People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady fall of snow that’s forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous. The snowfall is part of a wall of hazardous weather trekking from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states and into New England. Developing.


BYRON, Minn. _ A high school in southeastern Minnesota has received a $45,000 grant to give students the experience of running a food truck business. The Post-Bulletin reports that the Bush Foundation recently awarded Byron High School with the grant for the hands-on learning project. Teacher Ryan Radke says students will decide the food offerings and which area to serve. He says the school will likely partner with local restaurants and use fresh vegetables and herbs grown in the school’s greenhouse. SENT: 260 words.


BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is working to develop relationships with the new governors who recently took office in neighboring South Dakota and Minnesota. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Burgum wants to collaborate with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on the $2.75 billion Fargo-Moorhead area flood division project. And he and Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem plan to work with the two tribal nations that straddle their states, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. SENT: 300 words.


OKLAOMA CITY _ Beer snobs in states where grocers could offer only low-alcohol brands are raising their mugs to stronger brews thanks to updated laws that could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. Rules that went into effect in Oklahoma in October allow grocery, convenience and retail liquor stores to sell chilled beer with an alcohol content of up to 8.99 percent. Previously, grocery and convenience stores could offer only 3.2 percent beer. The beer revolution will leave just two states — Utah and Minnesota — where only 3.2 percent beer may be sold in grocery and convenience store. By Tim Talley. SENT: 875 words, photos.


ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Jesse Hopkins is selling nostalgia in a can. In a small warehouse in Arden Hills, he and three co-owners have taken the craft brewery model and tweaked it for vintage pop. Northern Soda Co., which opened in July, is set up like the old Pop Shoppe stores, inviting customers to assemble their own packs of pop from pallets in the 38,000-square-foot warehouse. By Deanna Weniger, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1176 words, photos.


SANDSTONE, Minn. _ Peter Lenz felt a little guilty ice climbing recently. The weather was disturbingly nice. With the sun shining and Pine County temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, it was beautiful out _ and chilly enough to keep conditions safe for the Sandstone Ice Festival. For Lenz, though, it just didn’t feel like January, and it sure didn’t feel like a normal Minnesota winter. By Cody Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 914 words, photos.





ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Columbus Blue Jackets, playing their last game before a nine-day break in their schedule, visit Minnesota, where the Wild are reeling from some rough performances over the past week against some of the NHL’s worst teams. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.


MINNEAPOLIS _ Minnesota returns home to Williams Arena from a humiliating 27-point loss at lowly Illinois to host Penn State, which has lost its first seven Big Ten games. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. CST.


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