AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 6 pm, MN
AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 6 pm, MN
Jan. 11, 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 email@example.com. Jeff Baenen is on the desk, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.
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MINNEAPOLIS — An administrative law judge has rejected an attempt to change Minnesota's water quality standard for protecting wild rice, saying it violates federal and state law and puts an unfair burden on Native Americans who harvest wild rice for food. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 550 words.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— After a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening sexual harassment policies that have gone unheeded or unchanged for years. A 50-state review by The Associated Press found that almost all legislative chambers now have at least some type of written sexual harassment policy, though they vary widely, and many are placing a greater emphasis on preventing and punishing sexual misconduct as they convene for their 2018 sessions. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES-LAWMAKERS
Donald Trump talked with North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer and his wife Kris last week for more than an hour, surrounded by the auspicious trappings of the White House, urging Cramer to challenge popular Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp this year in a state where Trump romped in 2016. And yet Cramer, whom Trump also had called in October to sell on a Senate run, said Thursday he would seek a fourth term as the state's lone House member. It's the latest in a string of complications for Senate Republicans, clinging to a paper-thin majority and entering the midterm election year saddled with Trump's low approval and facing historical headwinds for the party in power. Other unsettled races include Minnesota's, where Republicans handed an opportunity to pick up a seat were waiting for word from former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. By Thomas Beaumont and James MacPherson. 800 words.
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NEW YORK — Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son. Crawford recently filmed the commercial, which will debut at Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4. It includes her son, Presley Walker Gerber, as well as footage from Michael Jackson's memorable Pepsi commercial. The 51-year-old said she didn't hesitate to recreate the ad 26 years later, especially since she was able to work with her son. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 470 words, photos.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife officials in the United States declared Canada lynx recovered on Thursday and said the snow-loving wild cats no longer need special protections following steps to preserve their habitat. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 500 words, photo.
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NFL THIS WEEK
The general belief is there are four contenders for the Super Bowl in the NFC, two in the AFC. Let's see if Tennessee or Jacksonville can prove that theory wrong this weekend. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 920 words, photos.
METAIRIE, La. — Newly named All-Pro for the first time, Saints defensive Cam Jordan takes his playful yet menacing presence this weekend to the city where his father became a Pro Bowl tight end. It's also the most important game of Jordan's seven-season NFL career. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
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