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BC-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MN

February 7, 2019

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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TWINS-SPRING PREVIEW

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Twins, entering a new era with the youngest manager in the major leagues, Rocco Baldelli, are focused first on bringing out the best in their own young players before the front office feels ready to more aggressively upgrade the roster. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 650 words, by 1 p.m. EST.

WILD-KOIVU INJURY

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Minnesota Wild have a tenuous hold on a wild card spot in the Western Conference, and their quest to reach the playoffs for a seventh straight year must now be done without captain Mikko Koivu, who suffered a season-ending knee injury. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 7 p.m. EST.

WISCONSIN-UNFLAPPABLE HAPP

MINNEAPOLIS _ Ethan Happ walked away with a smile after Wisconsin’s sixth straight win, ensuring his stellar career would not include a loss on rival Minnesota’s home court. The 19th-ranked Badgers have their groove back, with the slender senior leading the way. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 5 p.m. EST.

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