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

May 26, 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. This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

LEGISLATURE-MAKING A DEAL

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The finish was messy and long negotiations behind closed doors stirred up indignation, but Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota legislative leaders found a way to work together for deals on taxes, spending and policy to finish the essential work of the 2019 session. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 920 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

TICK POPULATION

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Minnesota residents may believe this past winter was rough, but state health officials say it wasn’t bad enough to kill off the deer ticks that carry Lyme disease. SENT: 285 words.

OF STATE INTEREST

HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROSECUTIONS

BOSTON _ Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven’t come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 960 words, photos.

PTSD AWARENESS MARCH

FARGO, N.D. _ A group raising awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide among combat veterans has finished a 400-mile walk in Fargo, North Dakota. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.

EXCHANGE-PREGNANCY CENTERS

MINNEAPOLIS _ A handful of University of Minnesota student protesters lined the sidewalk in front of First Care Pregnancy Center in Prospect Park in late April. The students turned out to caution others against visiting pregnancy centers they view as illegitimate. First Care Pregnancy Center and Abria Pregnancy Resources, two clinics located near the university, do not perform abortions, though they advertise resources for those who are pregnant. These clinics have come under fire by abortion rights organizations for trying to dissuade women from getting an abortion and perpetuating misinformation. By Tiffany Bui, Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1563 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-VIKING FARMERS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Neil Price is one of a team of researchers at Uppsala University Museum near Stockholm who worked on “The Vikings Begin” _ the latest exhibition at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. It presents some of the key findings from a burial site in Valsgarde, an ancient city located just on the outskirts of modern Uppsala, Sweden. By Marianne Combs, Minnesota Public Radio News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 596 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

HOME SHOOTING-THREE INJURED, MINNEAPOLIS FATAL STABBING

SPORTS:

BBA--WHITE SOX-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins wrap up their three-game series at Target Field, with Dylan Covey taking the mound for the visitors and Jake Odorizzi pitching for the home team. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. CDT.

BBC--BIG TEN-OHIO ST-MINNESOTA

OMAHA, Neb. _ Ohio State and Minnesota square off in a rematch at the Big Ten Tournament that was postponed. The winner will play Nebraska in the championship game. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts noon EDT.

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