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

April 16, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Testimony in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home has shined a light on officers’ actions at the scene and raised questions about whether they were protecting one of their own. One supervisory sergeant in the case turned off her body camera when talking to Mohamed Noor at the scene of the July 2017 shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, while other officers told him not to say a word. By Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 800 words.

MALL OF AMERICA-CHILD HURT

MINNEAPOLIS _ A man charged with attempted murder after witnesses said he threw a 5-year-old boy from the third floor of the Mall of America makes his first court appearance. On merits from 1:30 p.m. appearance.

AROUND THE STATE:

TECH COMMISSIONER

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Gov. Tim Walz has named Tarek Tomes to fill his last open cabinet position, commissioner of the state’s information technology department. Walz and Tomes on Tuesday acknowledged the challenges that Tomes will face as head of Minnesota IT Services, also known as MNIT. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Developing. AP Photos planned.

EARNS-UNITEDHEALTH GROUP

UnitedHealth Group beat first-quarter expectations and raised its 2019 forecast, as the nation’s largest insurer increased Medicare coverage and received another boost from its growing business outside health insurance. The performance softened, at least temporarily, an unusual stock price slump so far this year. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 450 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

OMAR-FUNDRAISING, SCHOOL BUS CRASH, SUSPICIOUS FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED, GO-KART ACCIDENT-SETTLEMENT

SPORTS:

BLUE JAYS-TWINS

Toronto plays Minnesota at Target Field in the second game of a four-game series, with Aaron Sanchez pitching for the Blue Jays and Kyle Gibson taking the mound for the Twins. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:40 p.m. EST.

JACKIE ROBINSON DAY

LOS ANGELES _ Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball’s color barrier during Robinson’s centennial birthday celebration Monday night. Robinson became the first black player in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. In Minnesota, Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo started his pregame media session in honor of Robinson. “That’s probably one of the people in baseball I wish I would’ve met,” he said. By Beth Harris. SENT: 765 words, photos.

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