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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

November 23, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

MADISON TREE CANOPY

MADISON, Wis. — A task force that has been at work for a year will soon have recommendations for preserving, diversifying and expanding Madison’s tree canopy. City Forester Marla Eddy says a healthy canopy can improve aesthetics, remove air pollutants, lower home heating and cooling costs and raise property values. The nine-member Urban Forestry Task Force should have final recommendations for city consideration early next year. SENT: 270 words.

EXCHANGE-LAST MARCH

MADISION, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s marching band director is reaching the end of his 50-year career. Michael Leckrone directed his last home football game this month. There will be hockey games and basketball games and concert requests around the state. And in the spring, he will direct his final concert. By Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2196 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-SURVIVING FALL

STURGEON BAY, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman who fell 34 feet from a building is sharing her story nine years later. Nine years ago, Kayla Wilke of Sturgeon Bay was comatose in a hospital and her parents were struggling to understand that their vibrant, athletic daughter likely would never talk or walk. Wilke, now 29 years old, fell 34 feet from the roof of a Stevens Point building early in the morning Nov. 13, 2009. By Liz Welter, Door County Advocate. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1022 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

PRIEST ACCUSED, DANCER ACCUSED, BELOIT SHOOTING, MARSHALL ROBBERY, HOLIDAY WEEKEND-SNOW, GREEN BAY ROBBERY, CHASE AND CRASH

SPORTS:

MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN PREVIEW

MADISON, Wis. — It’s time for the annual rivalry game for Paul Bunyan’s Axe between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The rivalry has been pretty one-sided with the Badgers having won 14 straight in the series. But Wisconsin isn’t taking this week lightly, and coach Paul Chryst’s team is also looking to get star running back Jonathan Taylor across the 2,000-yard plateau for the season. Minnesota is 5-6, so an upset would not only end the losing streak but make the team bowl eligible. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 800 words.

PACKERS-VIKINGS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings are still very much alive in the chase for the playoffs, but as the two rivals meet to break their tie from earlier this season they’re surprisingly behind the Chicago Bears in the division race. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, by 2 p.m. CT.

PACKERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A Packers secondary that has been shuffled by roster turnover and injuries must now face the Vikings’ dangerous passing game. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. CT.

SUNS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE — The Phoenix Suns visit the Milwaukee Bucks. Developing.

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