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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN

August 17, 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. Steve Karnowski 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

ELLISON-DOMESTIC ABUSE

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, under pressure to quit the Minnesota attorney general race after an allegation of domestic abuse, says he won’t do it because he did nothing wrong. And he said it should be up to the woman who accused him to produce a video she said she has. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 500 words. AP Photos pursuing.

With ELLISON-DOMESTIC ABUSE-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

POLICE GUN CAMERAS

MINNEAPOLIS — A police force in a Minneapolis suburb is outfitting its officers with cameras mounted on their handguns amid calls for more transparency in police shootings. The West Hennepin County Safety Department says the $7,200 cameras are significantly less expensive than body cameras. The Farmington Police Department also is using the home-grown technology. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-GROCER’S LEGACY

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota grocery is staying true to its founder’s legacy after his death. Jim Kowalski died in a small-plane accident on a lake while on an impromptu fishing trip in August 2013. His legacy still lives through his daughter, her staff and the metro-area grocery business they built to last. By Lucas Johnson, Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 918 words, photo.

EXTRA:

Additional stories from members of Institute for Nonprofit News are distributed by AP. For on-air requests, email amplify@inn.org.

INN-IMMIGRATION CASES

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Today, twice as many cases are pending before Minnesota’s immigration court as in 2015. But it’s not because President Donald Trump is trying to deport more people. By Greta Kaul, MinnPost. 1000 words.

IN BRIEF:

ST CLOUD SUED, COLD CASE-SEARCH, ATHLETICS DIRECTOR SENTENCED, WEAPONS STOCKPILE, AIR QUALITY ALERT, WILDLIFE REFUGE-BODY

SPORTS:

TIGERS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Gibson takes the mound for Minnesota in the latest start of his resurgent season for the Twins, who take on Detroit in the second game of a four-game series. Matthew Boyd pitches for the Tigers. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.

EXCHANGE-SENIOR ATHLETE

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A 57-year-old Minnesota man is competing in two baseball leagues. Mike Nadeau wasn’t planning on starting the regular season finale. The veteran player for the Byron Braves strained his right biceps while moving a piano two days earlier. But the Braves had exactly nine players to start the game, so Nadeau loosened up, trotted out to first base and played through the pain until a 10th player arrived. By Dwight Boyum, Post Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 807 words, photos.

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