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

November 7, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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ELECTION 2018-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS— Powered by surging turnout in Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs, Minnesota Democrats held on to the governor’s office and unexpectedly swept back into power in the state House. The jubilance ended in the state Senate, where Republicans clung to a razor-thin majority by winning a special election. That guarantees another year of split-party control at the Capitol in 2019. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 670 words, photos. Developing.

ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST-MINNESOTA

CHICAGO — Women and minority voters helped propel Democrats to victory in Minnesota’s top races. Health care was the top issue cited by voters in the midterm election and most believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. By Tammy Webber. SENT: 1,130 words.

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HIT AND RUN-SCOUTS KILLED, MAN-BABY SHOT

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TIMBERWOLVES-LAKERS

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers host the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 0-6 on the road this season. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:30 p.m. PST.

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