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

February 7, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ A Minnesota House committee has approved a bill to strengthen the state’s laws against sexual harassment. Democratic Rep. Kelly Moller and other witnesses told the panel Minnesota courts have set the legal standard too high for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace to seek justice in the courts. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

WINTER WEATHER-UPPER MIDWEST

FARGO, N.D. _ A wintry mix of snow, sleet and gusty winds is closing schools, causing power outages and closing interstates in parts of the Upper Midwest Thursday. SENT: 265 words, photo. Developing.

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WINTER WEATHER-UPPER MIDWEST-THE LATEST

ALASKA-SNOWMOBILE THEFTS

ANCHORAGE, Alaska _ Three areas in Alaska topped the list of most reports of snowmobile thefts in the U.S., according to an analysis of national crime figures. Anoka County outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, was tied for third. SENT: 310 words.

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-MAGIC

ORLANDO, Fla. _ The Minnesota Timberwolves try to end a two-game losing streak when they visit the Orlando Magic. By Dick Scanlon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

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TIMBERWOLVES-SHEILA E

TWINS-SPRING PREVIEW

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Twins, entering a new era with the youngest manager in the major leagues, Rocco Baldelli, are focused first on bringing out the best in their own young players before the front office feels ready to more aggressively upgrade the roster. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 860 words, photos.

WILD-KOIVU INJURY

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Minnesota Wild have a tenuous hold on a wild card spot in the Western Conference, and their quest to reach the playoffs for a seventh straight year must now be done without captain Mikko Koivu, who suffered a season-ending knee injury. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 6 p.m. CST.

WISCONSIN-UNFLAPPABLE HAPP

MINNEAPOLIS _ Ethan Happ walked away with a smile after Wisconsin’s sixth straight win, ensuring his stellar career would not include a loss on rival Minnesota’s home court. The 19th-ranked Badgers have their groove back, with the slender senior leading the way. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 4 p.m. CT.

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