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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest, MN

July 15, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota is looking for ways to halt the enrollment trend of losing local high school students to neighboring states and bolster admissions to its system campuses. Minnesota Daily reports that the university’s Systemwide Enrollment Planning Taskforce in June presented potential ways to curb losing more high school graduates than it attracts. SENT: 300 words.


LITCHFIELD, Minn. — Hollywood’s demands and the changing economics of the film industry are making it tough for the owners of Minnesota’s remaining drive-in movie theaters to make ends meet. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that in the 1950s, there were nearly 80 drive-in theaters across the state. Now there are just six in the cities of Elko, Long Prairie, Warren, Lake Elmo, Litchfield and Luverne. SENT: 250 words, photos.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — A St. Paul school has won an inclusion award for accommodating a student with a wheelchair. The St. Thomas More Catholic School accepted the Dandy Award from the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion last month. Although the school’s elevator is old and doesn’t always work properly, the school’s principal immediately told Lisa Datta that her son could enroll. By Maddie DeBilzan, Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 665 words. Photos requested.


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Digital rules the day, and hand-delivered mail might fade away, but postcards are an everlasting interest for a Minnesota woman. Rosei Skipper, 35, is a Rochester social media consultant and yoga/barre instructor — and postcard addict. Those postcards, some dating back to the 1930s, included one that bears a three-toned stylized rendering of the Minneapolis Curtis Hotel and was decorated with an antique stamp featuring a pink-etched image of the famous blues trumpeter W.C. Handy. By John Sievers, Post-Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 555 words. Photo requested.





MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays wrap up their four-game series, heading into the All-Star break. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m.


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