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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest, MN

November 22, 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. Dave Kolpack is on the desk, to be followed by Blake Nicholson at 5 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

JD-CHINESE BILLIONAIRE ARRESTED

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s been nearly three months since Chinese billionaire Richard Liu was arrested in Minneapolis on a university student’s allegation of rape. Prosecutors have been reviewing investigative reports for two months and say they have no timetable for a charging decision, and Liu’s wealth won’t have anything to do with it. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 787 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-EX-WIFE DONATES KIDNEY

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — It didn’t start with a kidney. Sure, the kidney Mary Ziegler donated to her friend and companion of nearly 50 years — 22 of them as her husband, 20 as her ex-husband — may be the most concrete connection between them. No, it started with a decision — 20 years ago — to have a happy divorce. An AP Member Exchange by Stephanie Dickrell, St. Cloud Times. SENT: 2,130 words.

EXCHANGE-VETERANS PHEASANT HUNT

GETTYSBURG, S.D. — Five decorated veterans, all Purple Heart recipients, had their names drawn out of a hat for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come to South Dakota on an all-expense paid five-day pheasant hunt. Agapito Vega from Houston, Texas, Daniel Essig, from Deer River, Minnesota, Gary “Doc” Evins, San Antonio, Texas, Rex Wilson, Fallbrook, California, and Doug Thompson, from Karlstad, Minnesota, were selected to participate in the 2018 Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 8530 Winston Toomey Decorated Veterans pheasant hunt in Gettysburg. An AP Member Exchange by Tom Potts, Black Hills Pioneer. SENT: 1,440 words.

IN BRIEF:

SOMALI TEENS-CONFRONTATION, CROPS INSTITUTE-PROGRAM MANAGER

SPORTS:

BIG TEN-RIVALRY GAMES

MADISON, Wis. — Barry Alvarez was pacing the sideline as coach the last time that Wisconsin lost Paul Bunyan’s Axe to Minnesota. It was 2003, but the empty feeling that comes with losing the rivalry game remains fresh. Losing stings. By Genaro C. Armas. Sent: 700 words, photos.

BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Signs point to a breakthrough for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan against Ohio State. The Wolverines have lost six straight and 13 of the past 14 meetings but is four-point road favorite. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

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