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

February 11, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

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TOP STORIES:

DEMOCRATS-ISRAEL

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday insisted that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar immediately apologize for tweets saying that members of Congress are being paid by a powerful interest group to support Israel. Omar didn’t immediately respond. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 300 words. Will be updated.

DEER DISEASE-MINNESOTA

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn announces a “comprehensive plan” to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease in Minnesota’s deer herd. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: About 500 words by 4 p.m.

LEGISLATURE-DEADLINES

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota’s top two legislative leaders announce deadlines that they say will avert a high-stakes poker game at the end of the session and avoid a government shutdown. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

IMMIGRATION-TEMPORARY STATUS

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Sunday in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to end so-called temporary protected status for the countries was motivated by racism. The suit was filed on behalf of six immigrants and two of their American-born children who live California, Minnesota, Maryland, Virginia and Connecticut. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 550 words.

FOREVER CHEMICALS-EMERGING THREAT

WASHINGTON _ The chemical compounds are all around you. They’re on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies. There’s growing evidence that long-term exposure to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, can be dangerous, even in tiny amounts. Michigan, Minnesota and New Jersey include PFAS chemicals in fish advisories, warning people to limit consumption of such popular game species as bass, walleye and brook trout. By Ellen Knickmeyer, Michael Casey and John Flesher. SENT: 1,025 words, photos.

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS-SCHOOLS

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Minnesota Department of Education and education lobbying groups are surveying school districts about what the last two weeks of severe winter weather have meant for their class time totals. A significant number will fall short of state law requirements unless they schedule makeup days or add minutes to their remaining school days. So, they may ask the Legislature for a break. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

TWO KILLED-MINNEAPOLIS, GREAT LAKES LEVELS, SOLDIERS HONORED

SPORTS:

CLIPPERS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost four straight games, host the Los Angeles Clippers, who are in control of the last spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a five-game lead on the injury-ravaged Timberwolves. By Joe Ziemer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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