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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

MINNESOTA-LYNCH

MINNEAPOLIS — An attorney for Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch, who has been recommended for expulsion over a sexual misconduct allegation, has a news conference. By Steve Karnowski. Developing from 1 p.m. news conference.

INJURED WORKERS-OPIOIDS

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio residents with work-related back injuries in most cases must try remedies like rest, physical therapy and chiropractic care before turning to spinal fusion surgery and prescription painkillers under a groundbreaking new guideline that is partly meant to reduce the overprescribing of opioids but isn't sitting well with everyone. Washington, Colorado and Minnesota already restrict injured-worker payments for the surgery. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 820 words.

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