BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN
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 email@example.com. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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AROUND THE STATE:
GRAND FORKS, N.D. _ Heavy snowfall and gusty winds created blizzard-like conditions in parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota the day before the new year, causing officials to close an airport and sheriff’s deputies to advise against travel. SENT: 205 words. AP Photos.
WINTRY WEATHER-THE LATEST
MINNEAPOLIS _ The operators of U.S. Bank Stadium and the Minnesota Vikings plan to swap out the turf three years after the facility opened. UPCOMING: 250-300 words.
YEAR IN NEWS-MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS _ Democrats keeping the Minnesota governorship and retaking the state House. A Somali-American legislator making history again. And a hometown hero saying goodbye to fans. A look back at some of the top Minnesota stories of 2018. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 945 words, photos. Moved previously earlier in December; repeating for anyone needing.
ABDUCTED TEENS-CRASH, BARS-ANOKA CRIME
NEW ORLEANS _ The struggling New Orleans Pelicans host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. New Orleans has lost six of seven, while the Wolves have won three of four. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Tip-off 7 p.m. CT
EAGAN, Minn. _ The Minnesota Vikings embraced the pressure surrounding a season that began with a realistic Super Bowl goal, but 2018 revealed more flaws than initially realized as the team fell well short of those high expectations. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, by 4 p.m. CT.
The Pittsburgh Penguins play the middle stop on their three-game road swing at Minnesota, where the Wild have lost three straight home games. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. CT.
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