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BC-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30, MN

December 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.



ROTTERDAM, Netherlands _ A suspect in the slaying of a 21-year-old American psychology student and musician living in this Dutch port city has appeared before a judge and has been ordered detained for a further two weeks while investigations continue. Sarah Papenheim, a native of Minnesota, was fatally stabbed Wednesday at her home in Rotterdam. By Mike Corder. SENT: 475 words, photos.


ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz declined an invitation to join a bipartisan group of new governors in a meeting with President Donald Trump, drawing some criticism from Republicans. His spokeswoman says Walz is busing building his staff and that political disagreements had nothing to do with him not going to Washington. Minnesota House Republican leaders criticized Walz for skipping the meeting. SENT: 300 words.


MADISON, Wis. _ A controversial high-voltage power line across western Wisconsin has been put into service after almost three years of construction. Supporters say the 180-mile, $580 million Badger Coulee line will enable clean and cheap wind energy from Minnesota and Iowa to reach big cities where there’s demand. Opponents consider it an unnecessary expense that guarantees profits for the owners while discouraging conservation and local renewable energy investments. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


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