Good morning. Here's how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727 or

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Los Angeles Clippers in a key game in the Western Conference playoff race, with the Timberwolves hanging onto eighth place and the Clippers one game behind them in the loss column. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words.


FORT MYERS, Fla. — The acquisitions of Jake Odorizzi and Lance Lynn have pushed Kyle Gibson back in Minnesota's rotation, but the Twins are still counting on the 30-year-old right-hander to contribute. By J. Scott Butherus. UPCOMING: 500 words.


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