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AP-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MN

November 7, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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



MINNEAPOLIS— Powered by surging turnout in Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs, Minnesota Democrats held on to the governor’s office and unexpectedly swept back into power in the state House. The jubilance ended in the state Senate, where Republicans clung to a razor-thin majority by winning a special election. That guarantees another year of split-party control at the Capitol in 2019. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 670 words, photos. Developing.


MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota voters have cleared Sen. Tina Smith to fill out the final two years of former Sen. Al Franken’s term. Smith, a longtime Democratic power player who was appointed to take Franken’s seat after he resigned, defeated Republican state Sen. Karin Housley on Tuesday in a special election. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 700 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison survived an ex-girlfriend’s abuse claim to become Minnesota’s next attorney general after the allegation put the office in play for the GOP for the first time in half a century. Ellison defeated Republican Doug Wardlow, who was a virtual unknown and would have been a heavy underdog but for the abuse claim against Ellison, which he strongly denied. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 615 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS — Democrats in Minnesota collected most of the victories they were expected to in Tuesday’s election, plus some they weren’t.

Tim Walz and Tina Smith won the governor and Senate races, confirming polls that had them leading most of the way. And Angie Craig and Dean Phillips knocked off Republican incumbents to flip two House seats, helping their party grab control of the chamber. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 670 words, photos.


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