BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Leaders of the new Democratic majority in the Minnesota House unveiled the first 10 bills they’ll introduce this session, including a proposal to let all residents buy into the MinnnesotaCare health program, which is currently reserved for the working poor. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: About 500 words from announcement scheduled for noon. AP Photo planned.
AROUND THE STATE:
SHRIMP FARM-REGULATION DISPUTE
MINNEAPOLIS _ A Minnesota company that has pioneered indoor shrimp farming surprised state and local officials by picking South Dakota as the location for its first production facility, citing a Minnesota environmental regulation. The mayor of Luverne, the southwestern Minnesota city of about 5,000 that was the $45 million facility’s intended location, calls the decision by Tru Shrimp Co. “a gut shot” that blindsided city officials. SENT: 550 words, photo.
WALZ EXECUTIVE ORDER, SNOWMOBILE TRAIL HOMICIDE
OKLAHOMA CITY _ Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins attempted to clarify comments Wednesday that he used the word gay to describe Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder’s behavior during their game. Thunder center Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher in the third quarter after Wiggins collided with Noel on a dunk attempt Tuesday night. Schroder, unhappy about the play and other incidents in what was a testy game, eventually was given a technical foul for an altercation with Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 410 words, photos.
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