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

January 7, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

WALZ-INAUGURAL

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Tim Walz is preparing to take the oath to become Minnesota’s 41st governor since statehood. The Democratic former congressman from Mankato says he’s ready to hit the ground running after Monday’s ceremonies at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from inauguration, scheduled to begin 11 a.m. CT Monday. AP Photos planned.

DNR COMMISSIONER

MINNEAPOLIS _ The new commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources was Gov. Mark Dayton’s go-to person on a key water initiative and had high-ranking positions with a pair of environmental advocacy groups before she joined DNR four years ago. Sarah Strommen was described by former colleagues as someone who “gets so much done.” UPCOMING: 300 words.

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