AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN
Aug. 23, 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. Amy Forliti is on the desk.
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INDIANA SENATE-CHINESE OUTSOURCING
INDIANAPOLIS — Layoffs came in waves at Westin Automotive's Minnesota plant as production shifted to low-wage factories in Asia, ultimately pushing more than 200 U.S. workers — many over age 50 — out of once-reliable jobs. Despite the move a decade ago, Westin remains a chief supplier of auto parts sold under a brand trademarked by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun. Those ties put the Republican in a delicate spot as President Donald Trump vilifies China and other foreign competitors, riling up the GOP base. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 900 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
FETAL TISSUE LAWSUIT
MINNEAPOLIS — Abortion opponents who challenged the University of Minnesota's use of aborted fetal tissue for medical research have lost an appeal. The state Court of Appeals said the lawsuit filed in 2016 by Pro-Life Action Ministries is moot because the Legislature clarified the law, allowing the research, while the case was pending. UPCOMING: 300 words.
TEEN DROWNS, MICHIGAN PIPELINE-LAWSUIT, PRINCESS KAY-MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS — The Oakland Athletics, neck and neck with the Houston Astros in the AL West race, start a four-game series in Minnesota against the Twins. Trevor Cahill pitches for the A's, and Kohl Stewart takes the mound for the Twins, who have won 19 of their last 25 home games. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.
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