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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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials say many users of medical marijuana reported significant reductions in pain. They call the results encouraging but say "additional and more rigorous research" is necessary. AP NewsNow, more on merits.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — A sudden vote on a pair of bills meant to restrict gun access in a House committee on Thursday gives gun violence an early, but slim, chance to pass legislation after the latest school shooting. A St. Paul Democrat used an obscure parliamentary procedure to force the Thursday vote in a House committee. On merits.


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