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BC-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30, MN

December 18, 2018

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727 or apminneapolis@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

KEILLOR COMEBACK

FRIDLEY, Minn. _ Garrison Keillor is stepping back into the spotlight a year after Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with the former “A Prairie Home Companion” host over a sexual misconduct allegation. Keillor performed two sold-out shows Sunday night at Crooners, a jazz nightclub in a Minneapolis suburb near where he grew up. Fans laughed, applauded and sang along. It’s a much smaller audience than the millions of listeners Keillor entertained weekly on his Saturday evening radio show. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 745 words, photos.

WALZ-FIRST COMMISSIONERS  

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Minnesota Gov-elect Tim Walz is preparing to announce his first round of state agency heads who will serve in his administration. Walz and Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan have called a news conference for Tuesday to announce the first out of 23 new commissioners. Walz’s transition team received over 500 applications for the leadership positions. By Steve Karnowski. On merits from 1 p.m. announcement.

SHARKS-WILD

MINNEAPOLIS _ The San Jose Sharks, who are on a four-game winning streak, visit the Minnesota Wild, who expect captain Mikko Koivu back in the lineup after a four-game absence due to injury. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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