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

December 17, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

TOP STORIES:

DAYTON LOOKS BACK

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Gov. Mark Dayton looks back at a career in politics that spanned more than 40 years. In an interview with The Associated Press, he lists some of his proudest accomplishments as restoring fiscal stability to state government during his eight years as governor and his vote against the Iraq War during his single, frustrating term in the U.S. Senate. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m. CT, photos.

VATICAN-US ARCHBISHOP

VATICAN CITY _ A prominent U.S. archbishop is asking the Vatican for answers about the status of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct against his predecessor. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 610 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

STOCK SCHEME SENTENCINGS

MINNEAPOLIS _ A Minnesota man who helped found a business in North Dakota’s oil patch has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud in a stock manipulation scheme. Ryan Gilbertson also was fined $2 million and ordered to pay more than $15 million in restitution. Co-defendant Douglas Hoskins is to be sentenced Friday. Dakota Plains Holdings filed for bankruptcy in December 2016. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

GARTH BROOKS-MINNEAPOLIS, FATAL BUGGY CRASH, SOLDIERS RETURN, DAY CARE ASSAULTS

SPORTS:

REVIVED VIKINGS

EAGAN, Minn. _ The Minnesota Vikings benefited from a return home and a fresh start behind interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, keeping their push for the playoffs on track with their most lopsided victory of the year. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. CT.

KINGS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Sacramento Kings visit the Minnesota Timberwolves. AP photos planned. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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