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

April 1, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 _ A former Minneapolis police officer who is charged in the 2017 killing of an Australian woman is scheduled to go to trial on murder charges. Jury selection begins Monday. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 520 words, photos. Jury selection begins at 9 a.m.

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. _ A new report says a March survey of business supply managers is signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Monday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit its highest level since August, 58.2, compared with 57.9 in February. The January figure was 56.0.

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MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

BLAZERS-TIMBERWOLVES

The Portland Trail Blazers, trying to enhance their position for the Western Conference playoffs, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves after five straight games against Eastern Conference foes. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

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