AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN
Jan. 26, 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 email@example.com. Ivan Moreno is on the desk.
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT-STATE GOVERNMENT
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new state report says Minnesota's government paid out $709,500 in the past six years to settle sexual harassment complaints in executive branch agencies. The data comes alongside a recommendation Friday to establish an independent office to receive and investigate sexual harassment complaints. Gov. Mark Dayton ordered a review of the state's sexual harassment policies in November after two state legislators were accused of sexual misconduct. Both men later resigned. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 130 words. Developing.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT-STATE GOVERNMENT-THE LATEST
MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Forest Service said Friday it's downgrading an environmental review of a proposal to withdraw certain national forest land in Minnesota from minerals exploration for up to 20 years, possibly easing the path for eventual copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. SENT: 370 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Population growth, increased irrigation and industrial uses are depleting groundwater resources in some parts of Minnesota. As a result, more communities are collecting, treating and reusing dirty water as a way to reduce demand on clean water sources. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ghost bikes, which commemorate bicyclists who have died in traffic, are spreading across St. Paul. Put along roadsides, where they serve as grim reminders of the hazards of inattention. The number of the bikes has apparently been increasing since a ghost bike was used to commemorate Jose Hernandez Solano, a bicyclist who died after he was struck by an SUV on Nov. 26. By Bob Shaw, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 582 words, photos.
MINNEAPOLIS — A grant from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee helped transform an old Cedar-Riverside gymnasium into a health and wellness center. The new "Wellness Hub" is an expansion of the People's Center Clinics and Services, which offers medical services to the West Bank community. The renovated addition to the clinic aims to bridge the gap between community wellness and medical care. By Carter Blochwitz, Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 552 words.
SCAFFOLDING COLLAPSE-MINNEAPOLIS, LOW-INCOME HEALTH PLAN-LAWSUIT, XCEL ENERGY-PUERTO RICO, SAND PIT DEATH, ASSISTED LIVING NEGLIGENCE
ICE FISHING TOURNEYS
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — What might be the two largest ice fishing tournaments in the United States are being held in the Upper Midwest on Saturday, one in North Dakota and one in Minnesota. The two events could attract up to 16,000 anglers. SENT: 200 words.
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