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BC-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MN

April 16, 2019

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727 or apminneapolis@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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Testimony in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home has shined a light on officers’ actions at the scene and raised questions about whether they were protecting one of their own. One supervisory sergeant in the case turned off her body camera when talking to Mohamed Noor at the scene of the July 2017 shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, while other officers told him not to say a word. By Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 800 words.

TECH COMMISSIONER

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Gov. Tim Walz is set to name his final commissioner _ for information technology. Walz has taken his time on a key appointment who will face major challenges when he or she takes over, including helping fix the state’s troubled driver and vehicle licensing system. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Developing from 9:30 a.m. announcement.

EARNS-UNITEDHEALTH GROUP

UnitedHealth Group beat first-quarter expectations and raised its 2019 forecast, as the nation’s largest insurer increased Medicare coverage and received another boost from its growing business outside health insurance. The performance softened, at least temporarily, an unusual stock price slump so far this year. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 450 words, photos.

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