Good morning. Here's how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727 or apminneapolis@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

MIDTERMS-BREAKING THE WAVE

WATERVILLE, Minn. — For all the talk of a blue wave sweeping Democrats back into the House majority this fall, their efforts could be thwarted in one of the nation's bluest states. Voters in the sprawling farm country south of Minneapolis and in the economically struggling Iron Range along the Canadian border give Republicans in those two congressional districts perhaps their best chance anywhere for flipping Democratic seats. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 940 words, photos.

GOVERNOR-MINNESOTA-DEBATE

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's Democratic candidates for governor debate. By Kyle Potter. UPCOMING: 400-500 words from 11 a.m. debate.

GOVERNOR-MINNESOTA-SWANSON

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democrat Lori Swanson's campaign for governor is being hit just days before the primary by allegations that her staffers in the attorney general's office were pressured to do political work on her behalf. UPCOMING: 400 words by 10 a.m., photos.

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