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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

FETANYL DEATHS

MINNEAPOLIS — The number of people who died from the synthetic opioid fentanyl in Minnesota surged in 2017, according to a preliminary report released Monday by the state Department of health. There were 172 deaths involving synthetic opioids in 2017, up 74 percent from the year before. Most of those deaths involved fentanyl. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

LAND ACQUISITION MYSTERY

WINONA, Minn. — An Indiana company has spent more than $3 million acquiring property near the interstate bridge in Winona, sometimes paying more than four times the estimated market value for a parcel. Local officials don't know why the company is gobbling up the land. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

ASSAULT-DEATH INVESTIGATION, HUSBAND KILLED-FUGITIVE, SOFTBALL INJURIES-IOWA INFANT, SMALL PLANE CRASH-INVESTIGATION

SPORTS:

MARINERS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Seattle Mariners make a pit stop on their way home from an eastern road trip, playing the Minnesota Twins in a makeup game from an April 8 postponement. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. EDT.

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