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:

SENATE-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Republican Karin Housley's second TV ad in Minnesota's Senate race invokes her husband Phil Housley's Hall of Fame hockey celebrity as she tries to close the gap on Democratic Sen. Tina Smith. Meanwhile, Smith takes aim at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: 400-500 words by 11 a.m., photos.

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