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

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MINNEAPOLIS — Years of planning and many millions of dollars in spending to prepare for Super Bowl 52 paid off for Minneapolis, where by all accounts organizers staged a trouble-free and memorable week of events leading up to the big game. Except for the weather, where the snow and ice of a Minnesota winter — Sunday was the coldest Super Bowl ever — raised questions about whether the NFL's marquee event will ever return. By Amy Forliti.


MINNEAPOLIS — Two public meetings this week give Minnesotans one of their final chances to tell state officials what they think of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The events in Duluth and Aurora are meant to gather feedback on the draft permit to mine and some other permits the hotly disputed project needs to secure before it starts digging. But approval may already be assured. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: 600 words. File photos.


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