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

September 13, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS

MINNEAPOLIS — The city of Minneapolis and a former police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman are asking a federal judge to put a $50 million civil rights lawsuit by the woman’s family on hold while a criminal case is pending. In court documents filed in advance of a Friday hearing, attorneys for Mohamed Noor wrote that the civil case should be delayed in the “interests of justice” so Noor can fairly defend himself in both trials By Amy Forliti. SENT: 615 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

RED RIVER DIVERSION

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hold a meeting Thursday to discuss a revised plan for a Red River diversion project in the Fargo-Moorhead area. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

DEPUTY HIT BY ARROW, FRAT HOUSE DEATH, GENITAL MUTILATION, FIRE-BABY KILLED, HEALTH INSURANCE

SPORTS:

TWINS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jorge Lopez tries to build on his last solid start at Kauffman Stadium when the Royals face Stephen Gonsalves and the Twins in the opener of a four-game series. By Tod Palmer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:15 p.m. CT.

VIKINGS-YOUNG DBs

EAGAN, Minn. — Mike Hughes was forced into a heavy role in his NFL debut by injuries in Minnesota’s secondary, and this week the rookie has been preparing to face Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. There’s no easing in for this first-round draft pick. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.

BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Ohio State averaged 650 yards and 64.5 points against two overmatched opponents. This week Dwayne Haskins and the Buckeyes will be going against a traditionally tough defense in TCU in a game that could have playoff implications. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN-WORTH THE RISK?

The last two Big Ten champions didn’t make college football’s playoff, in part because of early losses against tough nonconference foes. This year, Michigan State and Michigan have already dropped games, reducing their margins for error and raising again the question of whether playing tough teams out of conference is worth the risk. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.

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