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:

TRANSMISSION LINE

UNDERWOOD, N.D. — Great River Energy is preparing to invest $130 million in upgrading a transmission line that moves 73 percent of the cooperative's power supply 436 miles from Underwood to Buffalo, Minn., west of the Twin Cities, and serves about 500,000 customers across Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. One official compares the project to upgrading from an 8-track tape to an iPhone. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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