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 apminneapolis@ap.org.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton was set Thursday to veto the GOP-controlled Legislature's plan for state tax changes made necessary by the big federal overhaul. He and legislators have just four days left to resolve a big issue that could give tax filers big headaches, and higher bills, next year. By Kyle Potter and Youssef Rddad. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from 9 a.m. veto; throughout day on developments.

BOOKS-MURDER IN MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — A former standup comedian who wrote for TV shows "Seinfeld" and "Ellen" is using that most Minnesotan of events for his second mystery novel: the state high school hockey tournament. Matt Goldman, whose well-reviewed debut was steeped in the people and places of his home state, this time has his private eye Nils Shapiro trying to solve the mystery of a missing teenage girl from Warroad, northern Minnesota's hockey capital, in "Broken Ice," due in June. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 715 words, photos.

SPECIAL EDUCATION COSTS

ST. PAUL, Minn. — As a dispute over emergency funding for schools ties up the final week of the Legislature, a big driver of rising costs is special education. Districts spent $2.2 billion on it last year, up 26 percent over a decade. And some schools complain that the state mandates certain costs without covering them. UPCOMING: 300-400 words.

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