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

January 2, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

FATAL SHOOTING-MARINE

WASHINGTON _ A 20-year-old U.S. Marine from Minnesota was killed in a shooting at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., his mother said Wednesday. Markelle Kuznia told The Associated Press that the military notified her late Tuesday that her son, Riley Kuznia, died early that morning. Kuznia said the military has not provided her with details of her son’s death. SENT: 300 words. AP Photos pursued.

OBIT-OKERLUND

MINNEAPOLIS _ Eugene “Mean Gene” Okerlund, who interviewed pro wrestling superstars “Macho Man” Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan and became a ring fixture in his own right, has died. He was 76. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. AP Photos planned.

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. _ A monthly survey report suggests that business conditions improved last month in nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Wednesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 55.2 in December from 54.1 in November. The October reading was 54.9. SENT: 340 words. Developing.

With:

MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

IN BRIEF:

DWI ARRESTS, CAMPUS ALERT-DULUTH, FATAL INTERSTATE CRASH, HOLIDAY SHOOTING

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-CELTICS

BOSTON _ The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Boston Celtics. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

MINNESOTA-CURRY RETURNS

MINNEAPOLIS _ When Minnesota center Eric Curry entered the team’s last game, the sophomore had a big smile on his face. He was thinking about his mom, who predicted the standing ovation after helping him through nearly two years of knee rehab. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 4 p.m. CT.

IN BRIEF:

TWINS-CRUZ

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