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

May 24, 2019

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 This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Minnesota Legislature convened Friday for a special session to finish crafting a $48 billion, two-year state budget that appeared likely to last at least three days because of objections by House Republicans to the way top leaders negotiated the bills in a rush behind closed doors. But House Democrats were already looking ahead to next year’s session and how they might turn Republicans’ blocking of key priorities against them in next year’s election. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 500 words, photos. Will be updated.

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ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given final approval to a $778 million plan to strengthen defenses against invasive Asian carp at a lock-and-dam complex in Illinois, leaving it to Congress to provide funding. By John Flesher. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

EXCHANGE-PREGNANCY CENTERS

MINNEAPOLIS _ A handful of University of Minnesota student protesters lined the sidewalk in front of First Care Pregnancy Center in Prospect Park in late April. The students turned out to caution others against visiting pregnancy centers they view as illegitimate. First Care Pregnancy Center and Abria Pregnancy Resources, two clinics located near the university, do not perform abortions, though they advertise resources for those who are pregnant. These clinics have come under fire by abortion rights organizations for trying to dissuade women from getting an abortion and perpetuating misinformation. By Tiffany Bui, Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1563 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-VIKING FARMERS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Neil Price is one of a team of researchers at Uppsala University Museum near Stockholm who worked on “The Vikings Begin” _ the latest exhibition at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. It presents some of the key findings from a burial site in Valsgarde, an ancient city located just on the outskirts of modern Uppsala, Sweden. By Marianne Combs, Minnesota Public Radio News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 596 words, photos.

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WOLF HUNT

MINNEAPOLIS _ The last time the federal government removed endangered species protections for wolves in Minnesota, the state held recreational hunts aimed in part at culling the population. The open seasons between 2012 and 2014 were controversial, yet backed by both Democratic and Republican leaders, including DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. By Walker Orenstein of MinnPost. SENT: 1,470 words.

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MALL OF AMERICA-CHILD HURT

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WHITE SOX-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The first-place Minnesota Twins return home from a winning week-long West Coast road trip to host the division rival Chicago White Sox for a three-game series. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

OMAHA, Neb. _ Inclement weather requires the Big Ten Tournament to play three games and complete another on Friday. Big Ten-Iowa/Nebraska-Minnesota. 8:30 p.m.

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