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BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 2:40 pm, MN

December 21, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

JD-CHINESE BILLIONAIRE ARRESTED

MINNEAPOLIS _ Minnesota prosecutors said Friday that Chinese billionaire Richard Liu will not face charges after a woman accused him of rape while he was attending a University business program in August. By Amy Forliti and Jeff Baenen. SENT: 475 words. Photos upcoming.

AROUND THE STATE:

COMCAST-MINNESOTA LAWSUIT

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ St. Paul police are taking recruitment efforts to the big screen. The police department has a new trailer-length video that will run at select movie theaters starting Friday as part of its effort to recruit more women to the force. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated, with photos upcoming.

ENBRIDGE ENERGY-LINE 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration has appealed a state regulatory panel’s approval of Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated, with photos upcoming.

DEPORTATION FEARS

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ A Trump administration push for the deportation of Vietnam War-era refugees has sparked protests from St. Paul’s Southeast Asian community, with elected officials and families saying they will do whatever they can to fight it. SENT: 361 words.

GOVERNMENT PAY RAISES

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Republican lawmakers have criticized Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration for approving pay raises for 22 local government officials. SENT: 320 words.

BIG SCREEN POLICE RECRUITING

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ St. Paul police are taking recruitment efforts to the big screen. The police department has a new trailer-length video that will run at select movie theaters starting Friday as part of its effort to recruit more women to the force. SENT: 325 words.

IN BRIEF:

CARIBOU COFFEE HACKED, TROOPER ASSAULTED

IN SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-SPURS

SAN ANTONIO _ The Spurs play Minnesota with San Antonio coming off a stretch of six wins in seven games, the last four of those victories by at least 25 points each. The Timberwolves have lost 10 straight in South Texas. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.

BKC--NORTH CAROLINA A&T-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS _ North Carolina A&T plays Minnesota for the first time in history, with the Gophers returning from a nine-day break for final exams. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

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