AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 6 pm, MN
Feb. 15, 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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ST. PAUL, Minn. — A liberal campaign organization dedicated to the late Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone is pushing out the senator's two sons over differences in how the organization should run. Wellstone Action informed David and Mark Wellstone on Wednesday that they would be voted off the governing board in the coming days, following what group leaders described as months of friction. They said the Wellstones have pushed repeatedly to shift focus from training progressive candidates and campaigns to more aggressive issue advocacy following Donald Trump's election as president. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 500 words, photos. Will be updated.
WELLSTONE-ADVOCACY GROUP-THE LATEST
AROUND THE STATE:
MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Flags are flying at half-staff at state and federal buildings Wednesday in remembrance of a Minnesota Medal of Honor recipient. Major Leo Thorsness, an Air Force pilot, risked his life defending a downed air crew in a mission over Vietnam in 1967. SENT: 250 words.
SNOWPLOW COMPLAINTS, FATAL CRASH-TEXTING, RUNNER STRUCK-NO CHARGES, PRIEST ARRESTED-ST. CLOUD, BAR SHOOTING, MISSING WOMAN-BODY FOUND
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves wouldn't be in first place in the Northwest Division, tracking toward their first appearance in the playoffs in 14 years, without Flip Saunders. The Wolves will honor the beloved former head coach and front office boss on Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Lakers. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words. Photo.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — On the first day of spring training for the Minnesota Twins, it was difficult to watch the drills on the field without thinking about the potential starting pitchers who weren't there. Twins pitchers and catchers held their first official workout on Wednesday, but there's room for more. By J. Scott Butherus. SENT: 860 words, photos.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Supporting one daughter playing women's hockey in the Olympics isn't exactly easy. Especially when the other daughter, a fellow Olympian, wants no yelling. So Greg and Robin Brandt sat as quietly as possible Wednesday watching Marissa play for Korea with Hannah, a forward for the United States, sitting beside them. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 770 words, photos.
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