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

March 7, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

MIDWEST FLOOD THREAT

Heavy snows this winter have officials from North Dakota to Nebraska preparing for the possibility of serious flooding this spring. They give updates Thursday on the flood threat along the Red and Missouri rivers. By Josh Funk and Dave Kolpack. Developing from briefings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

CASTILE SHOOTING-HACKER

MINNEAPOLIS _ A Minnesota man accused of hacking into Minnesota’s government databases because he was angry over the acquittal of the officer who killed Philando Castile is expected to plead guilty. By Amy Forliti. Developing from 3 p.m. hearing.

SPORTS BETTING-MINNESOTA

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ A Minnesota Senate committee holds a hearing Thursday on whether to legalize limited sports betting in the state. The bill would limit it to the state’s two horse tracks, tribal casinos and certain online operations. By Steve Karnowski. On merits.

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