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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest, MN

October 6, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

TACONITE TAILINGS-POTHOLE FIX

DULUTH, Minn. — University of Minnesota researchers will test out a new road repair recipe in Duluth that uses a waste product from iron ore mines on the state’s Iron Range. Minnesota Public Radio reports that researchers at the university’s Natural Resources Research Institute have been working on the recipe with taconite tailings for more than a decade. SENT: 260 words.

EXCHANGE-APPLE ENTREPRENEUR

ELGIN, Minn. — An Elgin apple company is a big player in Minnesota’s small apple industry. Between his growing and packing operations in Washington and the Minnesota-Wisconsin side of the company, Fred Wescott’s wholesale apple business amounts to about 3 million bushels of apples a year. Considering the whole Wisconsin-Minnesota apple industry — wholesale and retail — amounts to about 1.5 million bushels, Wescott is a big player in the region. By Brian Todd, Post-Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1353 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-RENTING ART TO STUDENTS

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota is continuing to rent art to students. The tradition began in 1934. The Weisman Art Museum Collective recently hosted its annual “Homework Art Rental Launch Party.” The Collective reserved 45 artworks specifically for students from their larger 1200-piece rental collection. Priced at $15 per piece for the semester, students could choose from a variety of works including drawings, paintings and prints. By Liv Martin, The Minnesota Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 840 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

CORRECTIONS OFFICERS INJURED, BOAT CRASH-THREE INJURED.

SPORTS:

GOLDEN KNIGHTS-WILD

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild host the Golden Knights in a matchup of two Western Conference playoff teams from a season ago that lost their openers earlier this week. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.

IOWA-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota hosts Iowa in the 112th edition of the rivalry, with the Hawkeyes having beaten the Gophers in 13 of the last 17 matchups for the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

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