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

December 6, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

BUDGET FORECAST

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Minnesota will have a $1.5 billion surplus for the next two-year budget period, state officials announced Thursday, setting the stage for a spirited debate over taxes and spending in the legislative session that starts in January. The healthy surplus gives Democratic Gov.-elect Tim Walz and the Legislature more room for new spending initiatives, tax cuts or some combination of both. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 250 words. Developing. AP Photos.

With:

BUDGET FORECAST-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

MAIL-ONLY BALLOTS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Minnesota political party leaders and state and local officials are considering mail balloting for the 2020 presidential primary, a dramatic change from past practices in which citizens make their selections in party caucuses. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF:

REGENTS TUITION, MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA, IMMIGRATION-BUSINESSES TARGETED

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-RUDOLPH

EAGAN, Minn. _ Kyle Rudolph’s contributions to the Minnesota Vikings have been easy to take for granted, with 61 consecutive games started, but the eighth-year tight end has continually been a big presence on and off the field. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 450 words, by 4 p.m. CT.

With:

VIKINGS-SEAHAWKS PREVIEW CAPSULE

WILD-FLAMES

CALGARY, Alberta _ The Minnesota Wild visit the Calgary Flames. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

ALSO:

VIKINGS-SEAHAWKS-PREVIEW CAPSULE

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