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 James MacPherson is on the desk.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Garrison Keillor discusses allegations of sexual harassment in one of his first extended interviews since Minnesota Public Radio severed ties with the former "A Prairie Home Companion" creator and host in November. By Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 700-800 words at 4 p.m., photos.



WINONA, Minn. — The National Weather Service says spring flooding in southeast Wisconsin is expected to be in the normal to slightly below-normal range because of below-normal snow depths in surrounding areas. Winona has a 28 percent chance of having minor flooding of 13 feet, an 18 percent change of having moderate flooding of 15 feet and a 12 percent change of having major flooding of 18 feet, the Winona Daily News reported. SENT: 225 words.


WINONA, Minn. — Developers hope a $25 million project in downtown Winona will help provide housing and early childhood education. The Main Square Community project will involve multiple building on a currently unoccupied block, the Winona Daily News reported. The project will be developed by Main Square Development, which is owned by Fastenal founder Bob Kierlin. SENT: 265 words.


MINNEAPOLIS — An amateur scientist is partnering with a University of Minnesota researcher to identify micrometeorites from Twin Cities rooftops. Scott Peterson, a military veteran, stay-at-home-dad and engineering student, works with a university research associate and her brand-new technology to image and identify the composition of his samples of tiny rocks from space. Peterson started collecting the samples around 2010 and first succeeded in finding a true sample last year. By Ella Johnson, Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 562 words, photo.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — In the fight against opioid addiction, there are a growing number of tools for prevention and treatment. Too often, the help addicts need is inconsistent, out of reach or comes too late. Minnesota is trying to change that. Lawmakers have already committed nearly $25 million in state funding and federal grants to fight the opioid crisis through improved treatment and prevention efforts. Gov. Mark Dayton wants another $12 million for the coming fiscal year. By Christopher Magan, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,397 words, photos.



MINNEAPOLIS — Less than three weeks after beating Minnesota by one point in Chicago, Zach LaVine and the Bulls arrive at Target Center for a rematch with the Timberwolves, who traded LaVine to Chicago last summer in the blockbuster deal that brought Jimmy Butler to Minnesota. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.


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