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BC-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

January 31, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. 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 This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

WINTER WEATHER

CHICAGO _ The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was easing its grip Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places. Disruptions caused by the cold will persist, too, including power outages and canceled flights and trains. Crews in Detroit will need days to repair water mains that burst Wednesday, and other pipes may still burst in persistent subzero temperatures. By Michael Tarm and Corey Williams. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video. Developing.

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WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST, WINTER WEATHER-WISCONSIN

FOXCONN-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ administration and Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday that a massive project planned for the state was moving forward, and disputed Republicans who blamed the new Democratic governor for a change in direction away from manufacturing to more research jobs. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 655 words.

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ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-MIDWEST

WASHINGTON _ The clearest path for Democrats to return to the White House runs straight through the Upper Midwest, fueling debate over who is best positioned to recapture the region’s working-class voters who broke for President Donald Trump in 2016. Though the first prominent Democrats to announce their 2020 candidacies hail from the coasts, several Midwestern natives — including Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — are offering themselves as potential contenders uniquely attuned to the region’s priorities. By Elana Schor and Sara Burnett. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

WISCONSIN-SUPREME COURT

MADISON, Wis. _ A conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate once had a provocative blog where he opined on hot-button issues including homosexuality and abortion. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Thursday that state appeals court Judge Brian Hagedorn began the blog in 2005 when he was a law school student. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

SNOW SCULPTING

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. _ A Minnesota snow sculpting team won’t be at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship this week after two of their proposed pieces _ including one depicting President Trump _ were denied due to political overtones or inappropriateness. Developing. AP Video.

SPORTS:

WISCONSIN-MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ No. 11 Maryland seeks its fourth straight victory in a Big Ten matchup with Wisconsin, which has never defeated the Terrapins. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

The Big Ten’s game of the week pits No. 21 Maryland against No. 24 Wisconsin. The Terrapins won the first meeting two weeks ago. By Eric Olson. SENT: 575 words, photos.

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