AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN
Aug. 21, 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. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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AROUND THE STATE:
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is spending millions annually to fight invasive species in its lakes and waterways, but the damaging plants and animals are continuing to spread. The Legislature since 2014 has set aside $10 million each year for counties to fight invasive species like zebra mussels and starry stonewort. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words.
EXCHANGE-MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. —Aside from stalwart animal-lovers who wanted to watch live dog and cat surgeries in the Pet Center or skateboarders looking to catch some new twists, the north end of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds hasn't drawn a lot of traffic. Nothing like the clustered corridors flanking the Food Building or streets leading to the barns or Grandstand. But when the 2018 Minnesota State Fair opens Thursday in Falcon Heights, fairgoers may want to head that way. By Kathy Berdan, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT: 750 words, photos.
PLAYERS ARRESTED-MESABI RANGE, FATAL DOMESTIC FIGHT
CHICAGO — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins open a two-game series against Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox. The teams played a makeup game at Minnesota on Monday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.
AROUND THE WNBA
NEW YORK — Breanna Stewart has taken her game to a new level this year to lead Seattle to the top spot in the league. Her efforts earned her Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year honors on Tuesday. The award was chosen by the 14-member media panel that votes for the weekly poll. Stewart averaged 21.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and shot 52.9 percent from the field this season to help the Storm earn a bye until the semifinals of the playoffs. She received 12 of the 14 votes with Liz Cambage earning the other two. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 640 words, photos.
NCAA VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW
Nebraska comes into the volleyball season with eight newcomers on its 15-woman roster, and it would be easy for coach John Cook to look at this as a rebuilding year. Not happening. The second-ranked Cornhuskers have won two of the last three national championships and haven't missed the final four since 2014. By Eric Olson. SENT: 700 words, photos.
MINN DULUTH-COACH QUITS
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