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

November 19, 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, to be followed by Blake Nicholson at 5 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

ENBRIDGE-LINE 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota regulators have reaffirmed their support for Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Public Utilities Commission refused to reconsider its previous decision to grant a certificate of need for the project. And the commissioners agreed that Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge has met several additional conditions they imposed when they approved the plan in June. By Steve Karnowski. Developing. With AP Photos.

With Enbridge Energy-Line 3-The Latest

AROUND THE STATE:

ORDER REFUSAL-MANAGER FIRED

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Chipotle is reconsidering its decision to fire a St. Paul restaurant manager for not serving five black men and asking them to prove they could pay before taking their order. Employees accused the men of being repeat dine-and-dashers. The company says it has new information that warrants additional investigation. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

CHURCH ABUSE-MINNESOTA, HUNTING ACCIDENT, BUSINESSES BURN, DROWNING DEATHS

SPORTS:

HUMBLED VIKINGS

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings flopped in prime time again and now face an uphill climb to defend their division title. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. CT.

WISCONSIN-AXE WEEK

MADISON, Wis. — A down year — by recent Wisconsin standards anyway — can feel so much better with one more win. Beat Minnesota and the Badgers retain Paul Bunyan’s Axe. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

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