BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN
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STATE OF THE STATE
ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Gov. Tim Walz will use his first State of the State address to appeal for overcoming political gridlock and to stress the need for lawmakers from both parties in a divided Legislature to work together to solve Minnesota’s problems. The Democratic governor is scheduled to speak to the joint Legislature in the House chamber at 7 p.m. Wednesday. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 565 words. AP Photos planned.
SCHOOL LUNCH RULES
NEW YORK _ Six states, including Minnesota, and the District of Columbia sued the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, saying it weakened nutritional standards in school breakfasts and lunches when it relaxed the requirements affecting salt and refined grains last year. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asked a judge to overturn the changes, saying they were carried out in an arbitrary and capricious manner. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 385 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
BROOKINGS, S.D. _ South Dakota State University is creating a new veterinary program with the University of Minnesota to address a shortage of rural care in the region. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem approved the partnership Friday, allowing the schools to begin the process of accreditation and building a curriculum, said John Killefer, SDSU’s dean of agriculture. SENT: 330 words.
POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS, CASINO DEATH
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Minnesota plays Kansas City to wrap up a two-game set at Kauffman Stadium. By Kollin Miller. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 12:15 p.m. CT.
DALLAS _ The countdown is three on home games remaining for what is expected to be Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki’s final season, a record 21st with the same franchise. Minnesota is the visitor. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.
MINNEAPOLIS _ The losses last weekend by Duke, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Purdue pulled the curtains on their seasons, one painful game short of the Final Four. Those teams that made it to Minneapolis? The guys from Michigan State, Texas Tech, Auburn and Virginia will be greeted, literally, by giant drapes inside the building where the 2019 champion will be determined. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 890 words, photos.
TEAM VS TALENT
In the 30 seasons since the NCAA Tournament started morphing into “March Madness,” 120 teams have traveled the road to the Final Four. That’s 120 unique formulas that have worked to make it onto college basketball’s biggest stage. By Eddie Pells and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,430 words, photos.
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