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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest, MN

June 3, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



ORONOCO, Minn. — Residents living near an auto parts recycling business in southeastern Minnesota say the salvage yard is disrupting their lives. The Post Bulletin reports that residents near Oronoco Auto Parts say the plant’s heavy truck traffic and loud operations are disturbing early in the morning and late at night, despite the business being limited to operating between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. SENT: 220 words.


LEWISTON, Minn. — A student athlete at a southeastern Minnesota high school has managed to earn his high school diploma as well as a two-year college degree in the last four years. The Winona Daily News reports that Lewiston-Altura High School senior Spencer Speltz will be awarded his high school diploma a few weeks after receiving his associate’s degree from Minnesota State College Southeast. SENT: 275 words.


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Many students on the Rochester STEM Academy fencing say they were inspired to take up the sport by the first Muslim-American woman to win an Olympic medal. Champion fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad won a bronze team medal wearing a hijab. STEM Academy fencing coach Corlis Hicks says modesty was a big consideration when the school launched the nine-member girls fencing team a few years ago. The charter school’s student body is predominantly Muslim, and most of the kids are Somali-American. By Jerry Olson, Minnesota Public Radio. SENT IN ADVANCE: 836 words.


MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — The Rainbow Foods chain was once the second-largest in the metro area. But in 2014 the parent company pulled out of the market, and today the surviving Rainbow stands alone along the retail corridor that is White Bear Avenue. Rainbow was founded in 1983 by entrepreneurs Sid Applebaum and D.B. Reinhart. The chain was sold to Fleming Foods in 1994 and Roundy’s in 2003. By Bob Shaw, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 506 words, photo.





MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins send Kyle Gibson, who hasn’t earned a victory since his first start of the season, to the mound against Cleveland to try to win the four-game series. Mike Clevinger pitches for the Indians. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. CDT.


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