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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN

October 5, 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 dglass@ap.org. Amy Forliti is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MINNESOTA

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen and challenger Dean Phillips spent nearly half of a debate Friday jousting over their campaign ads. By Kyle Potter. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

POLICE SHOOTING-ST. PAUL

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota prosecutors have declined to file charges against two St. Paul police officers who fatally shot an armed man in August. Prosecutors say the shooting of William Hughes was justified. SENT: 280 words.

WET HARVEST

GENEVA, Minn. — Farmers in southern Minnesota are hoping for some drier weather as they begin the fall harvest. The Albert Lea Tribune reports that some farmers have expressed concern about the possible impact that recent wet weather will have on tillage. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-APPLE ENTREPRENEUR

ELGIN, Minn. — An Elgin apple company is a big player in Minnesota’s small apple industry. Between his growing and packing operations in Washington and the Minnesota-Wisconsin side of the company, Fred Wescott’s wholesale apple business amounts to about 3 million bushels of apples a year. Considering the whole Wisconsin-Minnesota apple industry — wholesale and retail — amounts to about 1.5 million bushels, Wescott is a big player in the region. By Brian Todd, Post-Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1353 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-RENTING ART TO STUDENTS

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota is continuing to rent art to students. The tradition began in 1934. The Weisman Art Museum Collective recently hosted its annual “Homework Art Rental Launch Party.” The Collective reserved 45 artworks specifically for students from their larger 1200-piece rental collection. Priced at $15 per piece for the semester, students could choose from a variety of works including drawings, paintings and prints. By Liv Martin, The Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 840 words, photo.

EXTRA:

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INN-BATTLEGROUND SUBURBIA

MINNEAPOLIS — Here’s the math facing the DFL in its quest to retake control of the Minnesota House: gain 11 seats currently controlled by the GOP while holding on to all the seats currently held by Democrats. Republicans, with a twenty-seat margin, are on defense, but could mitigate the loss of some seats by flipping other blue seats to red. By Greta Kaul of MinnPost. SENT: 855 words.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE SHOOTING-HASTINGS, SQUIRREL REVIVED

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-STURDY SNAPPER

EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings long snapper Kevin McDermott gained a lot more locker-room credibility last week by returning to the game after losing the tip of his pinkie finger when it was tangled in a facemask. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 450 words, by 6 p.m. EDT. AP Photo planned.

IOWA-MINNESOTA PREVIEW

MINNEAPOLIS — Iowa’s dominant defensive line will be a major challenge for Minnesota freshman quarterback Zack Annexstad, in the latest edition of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy game. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 650 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.

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