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

September 24, 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. Jeff Baenen is 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

PARALYSIS TREATMENT

WASHINGTON — Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. But during one physical therapy session at the Mayo Clinic, 29-year-old Jered Chinnock, of Tomah, Wisconsin, moved back and forth enough to cover about the length of a football field. By Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.

AROUND THE STATE:

FILM-KEN BURNS

NEW YORK — After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too. Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next film, exploring the history of the innovative Rochester, Minnesota-based hospital that has been dubbed “The Miracle in a Cornfield.” It has treated luminaries such as the Dalai Lama — and Burns. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.

STINKY PLANT-SMELLY TOWN

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa — Residents of a northwest Iowa town say they’re being overwhelmed by the stench from a nearby rendering plant. Estherville residents have filed more than 300 odor complaints against the Central Bi-Products plant, mostly since May, said Emmet County zoning administrator Barb Bohm. Central Bi-Products is headquartered in Redwood Falls, Minn. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

WOLF POPULATION-MINNESOTA, BURIED BODY, FARGO HOMICIDE, REPEAT OWI DRIVER KILLED, CLIMATE ADAPTATION CONFERENCE

SPORTS:

HUMBLED VIKINGS

MINNEAPOLIS — If there’s any good news for the Minnesota Vikings from their humbling loss at home to the previously winless Buffalo Bills, it’s their history of having one of these dud performances in each of coach Mike Zimmer’s five seasons. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 3 p.m. EDT.

MEDIA DAY-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS — With Jimmy Butler’s trade demand swirling like a dark cloud around coach Tom Thibodeau, newly minted super-max player Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves arrive for training camp. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 6 p.m. EDT.

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