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

February 26, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

WALZ-CAPITAL SPENDING

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Gov. Tim Walz rolls out a $1.27 billion capital spending package that may run into some difficulty with legislative Republicans over the sticker price. Walz’s proposal includes $330 million for transportation, $300 million for higher education and $150 million for housing. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words, photos planned. Developing.

RESTRAINED PRISONER-ABUSE

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Ramsey County sheriff has released a 2016 video showing a jail officer punching and kneeing a handcuffed black man. County commissioners said they would do whatever it takes to prevent a recurrence. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m. Video pursuing.

IN BRIEF:

DEPUTY SHOOTING-MILTONA, TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT, WINTER WEATHER-MINNESOTA, SNOWMOBILERS RESCUED, PRIEST ATTACKED-SENTENCE

SPORTS:

EVOLVING WILD

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Paul Fenton took a patient approach to shaping the Minnesota Wild in his first offseason as general manager, but by trading three core forwards in the last six weeks Fenton has made clear his skepticism of the team’s ability to contend this season. Still, the Wild emerged from the trade deadline above the cut for the playoffs. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 600 words, photos.

WILD-JETS

WINNIPEG, Manitoba _ The Minnesota Wild visit the Winnipeg Jets. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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