AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 6 pm, MN
Mar. 14, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.
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MINNESOTA MOSQUE EXPLOSION-ARRESTS
CLARENCE, Ill. — A former sheriff's deputy accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque to scare Muslims into leaving the U.S. emerges in court documents as a sometimes-threatening figure who espoused anti-government views, but also as a person with enough intelligence and charisma to write books and woo others into his shadowy group. By Michael Tarm, Amy Forliti and Teresa Crawford. SENT: 1,020 words.
DAYTON-STATE OF THE STATE
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his final State of the State address. It's Dayton's last chance to set a tone for the Legislature and reflect before leaving office early next year, and it comes a year after the Democratic governor collapsed while giving the speech on the House floor. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 130 words overnight. UPCOMING: 600 words from 7 p.m. speech start.
AROUND THE STATE:
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The head of Minnesota's health insurance exchange announced Wednesday that she will leave to take a job with a national health care advocacy group. Allison O'Toole served nearly three years as the chief executive of MNsure. She helped stabilize the platform after its problem-plagued rollout in 2013 while continually setting enrollment records for people who don't get coverage through their employers or public programs. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 530 words.
MINNEAPOLIS — Congressional committees and farm groups have crafted language to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unintended tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives instead of other buyers, and now they're trying to get it included in a bill that needs to pass next week to avert another government shutdown. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 390 words.
FATAL SHOOTING-IRAQI IMMIGRANT
ROCHESTER, Minn. — A man who was fatally shot on a sidewalk in Rochester, Minnesota, fled Iraq several years ago to escape violence. Ahmed Muafaq Abdulhu Al Naddf, 40, immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 with his wife and their two children. Al Naddf died after being shot in the chest Monday night. SENT: 320 words.
ALASKA PILOT-RAPE LAWSUIT, STUDENT WALKOUTS-MINNESOTA, PRIEST ATTACKED
MINNEAPOLIS — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Vikings are negotiating a trade with the Denver Broncos to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
TAMPA, Fla. — CC Sabathia knows what Phil Hughes is going through. Sabathia has learned to cope with a loss of velocity and the 37-year-old left-hander went 14-5 for the New York Yankees last year in his best season since 2012. Hughes, a 31-year-old right-hander, was limited to 26 games during the past two seasons because of injuries, mostly to his shoulder as a result of thoracic outlet syndrome, which that required a rib to be removed. Hughes went just 4-10 with a 5.92 ERA in 112 2/3 innings over the last two years. By Mark Didtler. SENT: 310 words.
BKO- MINN. GIRLS' STATE TOURNAMENT GLANCE
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