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

May 23, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

LEGISLATURE

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders reached agreement Thursday on the last of their major budget bills, leaving lawmakers waiting on the governor to call a special session to finish their work for the year. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 495 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

ENDANGERED WOLVES-ILLEGAL KILLINGS

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. By Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Brown and Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,155 words, photos, video.

EARNS-BEST BUY

RICHFIELD, Minn. _ Best Buy Co. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $265 million. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of 98 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs, came to $1.02 per share. SENT: 190 words.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS, UW-WHITEWATER-CHANCELLOR, PROTECTOR KILLED-SENTENCE, CLIMBER DEATH

SPORTS:

TWINS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels play a makeup game after Wednesday’s contest was postponed. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3:07 p.m. CDT.

WNBA SEASON PREVIEW

NEW YORK _ It’s been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and a few injuries to some of the sport’s greatest players. The league will tip off its 23rd season on Friday with many teams hoping to win the championship this year. The defending champion Seattle Storm may be extremely hard-pressed to repeat. Reigning MVP Breanna Stewart suffered an Achilles injury in the winter while playing for a Russian club team. She’ll be sidelined for the season. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

OMAHA, Neb. _ All four bottom seeds won on the opening day of the Big Ten Tournament and will be trying to take control of their brackets Thursday. Big Ten-Minnesota-Indiana, 1 p.m. CDT.

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