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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest, MN

October 13, 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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota is re-examining its Greek life policy following the second alcohol-related death of a campus fraternity member within a year. The Minnesota Daily reports that the university launched a review into the campus’ Greek organization policies last month in response to the death of sophomore Dylan Fulton, of Miller, South Dakota. The 20-year-old student was found dead by fellow Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity members. SENT: 300 words.


NORTH MANKATO, Minn. — A Minnesota college is offering Somali language classes. Starting this semester students at South Central College can take Somali language classes. SCC is the first college in the region — the first in the Minnesota state colleges and universities system — to offer Somali. By Mark Fischenich, The Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1101 words. Photos requested.


LAKE ELMO, Minn. — A Minnesota teen is recovering after being hit by a semi tractor-trailer while riding her bike. Rowan Malmberg was biking to her boyfriend’s house one morning this summer when she thought she could dash across Lake Elmo Avenue and beat a semitrailer that was headed north. She couldn’t. The truck driver slammed on his brakes before he dragged the 14-year-old about 100 yards and ended up jackknifed in the ditch with Malmberg’s right leg pinned between the truck and the ground. By Mary Divine, Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1075 words. Photos requested.





ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Carolina Hurricanes, off to a 3-0-1 start, visit Minnesota for a game against the Wild. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. CT.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — On track to break a variety of single-season school passing records, Dwayne Haskins Jr. leads No. 3 Ohio State against Minnesota at Ohio Stadium. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Upcoming.


MINNEAPOLIS — Just like Larry Fitzgerald, Adam Thielen grew up in Minnesota trying to emulate star Vikings wide receivers Cris Carter and Randy Moss. Fitzgerald makes what could be his last visit to his hometown as an NFL player with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, with Thielen in a starring role with the Vikings. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. SENT: 700 words, photos.


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