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January 31, 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 dglass@ap.org. Dave Kolpack is on the desk, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

COMING TOMORROW

SUPER BOWL-ALAN PAGE-EXHIBIT

MINNEAPOLIS — An iron collar that kept slaves in bondage, a branding iron that marked human beings as someone’s property and a photograph of black babies captioned as “alligator bait” are among the artifacts of slavery and segregation collected by NFL Hall of Famer and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page. They’re on display at the Minneapolis Central Library, and Page says it’s no accident that the display coincides with the Super Bowl. He hopes visitors will see it and “think about taking action,” particularly at a time when white supremacy is re-emerging. By Steve Karnowski. 1000 words. AP Photos. AP Video.

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SUPER BOWL PROTESTS

MINNEAPOLIS — The media attention to the Super Bowl makes it an irresistible target for protesters, and several groups began laying plans long ago for the game in Minneapolis. They plan a rally and march to the stadium on game day to highlight police brutality, including several high-profile police shootings in the Minneapolis area. By Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 500-600 words by 5 p.m. ET, photos.

SUPER BOWL-TIMBERLAKE PARTY

NEW YORK — At least one Prince super fan hopes the late superstar’s Paisley Park jacked up the price to rent out his former home and studio outside Minneapolis for a Justin Timberlake party ahead of the Super Bowl. “That’s probably what Prince would have done with Justin being there,” laughed Jeremiah Freed, known as Dr. Funkenberry in the Prince fandom. The idea of Timberlake being allowed at the Chanhassen mecca has upset some fans still mourning the Purple One. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL SANDWICH

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Patriots are hungry for yet another Super Bowl win. The Eagles are voracious for a first such title. Everyone else in the Twin Cities will have to settle for something else. Such as a massive sandwich by master chef Ron DeSantis that will include 52 ingredients — one for each of the Super Bowls. SENT: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT

MINNEAPOLIS — Police trying to dislodge a man holed up in a hotel room on the University of Minnesota campus on Tuesday turned to tear gas. But the standoff dragged on in its second day. The man has been holding police at bay since officers went to the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel to check on his welfare and arrest him on a warrant for a nonviolent “white collar” crime out of Arizona. SENT: 770 words, photos.

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT-THE LATEST

SUPREME COURT-GINSBURG

BRISTOL, R.I. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says one of her great fears is that the federal judiciary will start to be seen as just another political branch of government. Ginsburg is skipping President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday. Ginsburg bemoaned the partisan atmosphere in Washington and praised three female senators for working across the aisle: Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar and Republican Susan Collins. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 525 words, photos.

HIGHER EDUCATION-SEXUAL CONSENT

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota State’s Board of Trustees is expected to vote in coming weeks on a change to sexual misconduct policy at the state’s largest higher education system, which covers both employees and students alike. The Pioneer Press reports that student leaders want to replace “no means no” with “yes means yes” when it comes to obtaining sexual consent. SENT: 325 words.

IN BRIEF:

PARODY-EMPLOYEE FIRED, HEALTH COMMISSIONER-MALCOLM, CONVENIENCE STORE SHOOTING, SCISSORS STABBING SENTENCE, SPECIAL ELECTIONS-REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES, LIGHT RAIL FATALITY, ELECTROLUX CLOSING.

SPORTS:

SUPER BOWL-FIELD PREP

MINNEAPOLIS — Super Bowl 52 will be played comfortably inside U.S. Bank Stadium, but there’s still plenty of work to be done to prep the field for the NFL’s biggest game of the season. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, by 6 p.m. EST

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SUPER BOWL CAPSULE

TIMBERWOLVES-RAPTORS TORONTO— The Timberwolves look to end their run of 13 straight losses at Toronto. It will be a tough challenge for Minnesota. The Raptors are an impressive 18-4 at home, while Minnesota is just 1-7 on the road this month. By Ian Harrison. Game time 7:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

MINNESOTA-IOWA

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa hosts Minnesota in a matchup of struggling teams. The Hawkeyes are just 2-8 in the Big Ten, while the Gophers have dropped six of seven. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

WILD-BLUE JACKETS

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coming off the All Star break, the Minnesota Wild visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m. ET.

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