BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 2:40 pm, MN
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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:
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.
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.
CARIBOU COFFEE HACKED, TROOPER ASSAULTED
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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