AP-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30, MN
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MINNEAPOLIS — Human rights advocates are shocked a federal judge has ruled that a law protecting girls from genital mutilation is unconstitutional, calling it a serious blow to the rights of girls in the U.S. But legal experts say the judge also made clear that states have the authority to ban the practice, something that 27 states do. It’s not yet clear if the federal government will appeal the ruling stemming from a Michigan case in which a doctor and others were accused of conspiring to commit genital mutilation against nine girls. By Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 700 words.
MADISON, Wis. — It’s time for the annual rivalry game for Paul Bunyan’s Axe between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The rivalry has been pretty one-sided with the Badgers having won 14 straight in the series. But Wisconsin isn’t taking this week lightly, and coach Paul Chryst’s team is also looking to get star running back Jonathan Taylor across the 2,000-yard plateau for the season. Minnesota is 5-6, so an upset would not only end the losing streak but make the team bowl eligible. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 800 words.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings are still very much alive in the chase for the playoffs, but as the two rivals meet to break their tie from earlier this season they’re surprisingly behind the Chicago Bears in the division race. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, by 2 p.m. CT.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A Packers secondary that has been shuffled by roster turnover and injuries must now face the Vikings’ dangerous passing game. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. CT.
The Winnipeg Jets visit the Minnesota Wild, the first meeting this season between the Central Division rivals that met in the playoffs last spring with the Jets winning in five games. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, phots. Game starts at 3 p.m. CT.
NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Brooklyn Nets. Developing.
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