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AP-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MN

February 6, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s political parties hold caucuses Tuesday, with governor hopefuls in both major parties hoping to separate themselves from rivals in voting by caucus participants. By Kyle Potter. UPCOMING: 400 words by 11 a.m.; will be updated from caucuses beginning at 7 p.m. Photos.

POLYMET MINE

MINNEAPOLIS — Two public meetings this week give Minnesotans one of their final chances to tell state officials what they think of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The events in Duluth and Aurora are meant to gather feedback on the draft permit to mine and some other permits the hotly disputed project needs to secure before it starts digging. But approval may already be assured. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: 600 words. File photos.

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS

MINNEAPOLIS — More than 30 police officers have been subpoenaed as part of a grand jury investigation into the fatal police shooting of an Australian woman in Minneapolis. The grand jury is scheduled to begin its work Tuesday as prosecutors decide whether to charge Officer Mohamed Noor in the July death of 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk Damond. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE-LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Ramsey County judge hears arguments over whether state Sen. Michelle Fischbach should be compelled to give up her Senate seat because of her elevation to lieutenant governor. Fischbach moved up by law when Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Tina Smith to the Senate, but doesn’t want to surrender her Senate seat in a chamber the GOP holds by a narrow margin. UPCOMING: 250-350 words by 2 p.m.

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