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

October 1, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — A new survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states, but business leaders are concerned about the ongoing trade disputes. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says he expects business will slow down but continue growing in the next few months because of the trade concerns and rising interest rates. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

TWIN CITIES TRASH

MINNEAPOLIS — A fire that consumes Twin Cities trash every year might soon be extinguished, sending mountains of extra waste into the metro area’s landfills. Great River Energy says it will close its Elk River waste-to-energy operation if no one steps forward to buy it by this fall, and the two likeliest bidders aren’t interest. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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