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

January 8, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORY:

MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE CONVENES

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Democrats took control of the Minnesota House when the 2019 Legislature convened Tuesday. Democrats gained 18 seats in the November elections to win the House with a 75-59 majority. Senate Republicans hold a narrow two-seat majority going into the session. Meanwhile, new Democratic Gov. Tim Walz told reporters he’s ready to cooperate with lawmakers from both parties. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Developing. AP Photos planned.

With:

MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE CONVENES-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

FORT DODGE DAMS

FORT DODGE, Iowa _ Work is expected to begin next month to remove two dams spanning the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge now that officials have approved contracts worth more than $1.4 million after resolving permitting issues. The City Council announced Monday that it hired Minnesota-based construction company Rachel Contracting Inc. to remove the Hydroelectric Dam and a second structure often referred to as the little dam. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL MUSIC DISPUTE, DULUTH SHOOTING, CASTILE SHOOTING PROTESTERS

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

WILD-BRUINS

BOSTON _ The Minnesota Wild visit the Boston Bruins. By Doug Alden. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

MARYLAND-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS _ Maryland plays Minnesota at Williams Arena. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

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