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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT

March 21, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news 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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BKC-NCAA-Vermont-Florida State.

HARTFORD, Conn. _ America East champion Vermont faces Florida State in a West Region game played in Connecticut. By Pat Eaton-Robb. 600 words. Developing from 2 p.m. start.

MINNESOTA’S WARMING WINTERS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross country ski race in Minnesota for years. Fixing problem spots on the Vasaloppet’s route often meant braving the freezing temperatures and frigid winds that have always defined this state. But recently, things have changed: Instead of plodding through the snow, Olson and other volunteers had to start making it. By Amy Forliti and Jeff Baenen. SENT: words, photos. SENT: 885 words.

IN BRIEF:

SPRING SNOWSTORM: It may be spring, but parts of Vermont are in for a dumping of snow.

SPELLING BEE-MONTPELIER: A Montpelier student has earned his second state spelling championship, earning a spot in the 92nd National Scripps Spelling Bee competition.

GRANITE APPRENTICESHIP: Vermont has awarded a $40,055 grant to revive a granite apprenticeship training program.

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