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

November 6, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s top job is on the line Tuesday as voters chose between longtime Democratic Rep. Tim Walz and two-time Republican candidate Jeff Johnson to become the state’s next governor. It’s the first open governor’s race since 2010, when Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton won the first of his two terms. Dayton opted not to run for a third term, setting off a wide-open race to replace him. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 515 words, photos. Developing.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — A 10-month sprint to finish former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s term reached a finish Tuesday as voters decided between two women: a longtime Democratic power player appointed in Franken’s place and a Republican state senator with a famous name in the hockey-crazy state. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 510 words, photos. Developing.

ELECTION 2018-ATTORNEY GENERAL-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — More than half of Minnesotans were not even alive when the state last elected a Republican attorney general. The last GOP attorney general won the office in 1966. But this year’s contest between Democrat Keith Ellison and Republican Doug Wardlow has been tight. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 490 words, photos. Developing.

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ELECTION 2018-MINNESOTA-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

HIT AND RUN-SCOUTS KILLED

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. — A 21-year-old Wisconsin man was expected to be charged Tuesday in the deaths of three Girl Scouts and a parent and injuries to a fourth girl as they picked up trash along a rural highway. Developing with 1:30 court appearance. With AP Photos.

INFANT DEATH-GIRL DETAINED

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — A western Wisconsin sheriff says a 10-year-old girl charged with first-degree intentional homicide dropped a 6-month-old baby and, when the infant cried, she panicked and stomped on the child’s head. SENT: 325 words.

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TEACHER-SEXUAL ASSAULT-SENTENCE

SPORTS:

OMAHA-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota opens its sixth season under coach Richard Pitino, as the Gophers host the Omaha Mavericks in a nonconference game. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

MINNESOTA DEFENSE

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck discusses his decision to fire defensive coordinator Robb Smith, with the Gophers allowing an average of 43 points per game in Big Ten play. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 450 words, by 4 p.m. CST.

WILD-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks host the Minnesota Wild. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CST.

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