AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Legislature has just a few days left in its session to settle major questions, including important changes to the state’s tax code made necessary by federal changes. By Kyle Potter. Developing.
ST ANTHONY-TRAFFIC STOPS
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota police department that was criticized and accused of racial profiling after one of its officers shot Philando Castile has released its 2017 data on traffic stops and race. The report released Wednesday shows about 29 percent of motorists stopped by St. Anthony police officers in 2017 were black, while 64 percent of those stopped were white. The combined racial makeup of the surrounding cities is about 64 percent white and 17 percent black. By Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 500 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
EDINA, Minn. — Edina’s City Council has approved a task force report recommending steps to correct “long-term racial inequities” in the city. City officials assembled the task force in response to an October 2016 incident involving a white police officer handcuffing a black man. A bystander video went viral, with some viewers objecting to what they saw as rough treatment.
ABORTION-ULTRASOUND VETO, ELECTION SECURITY, SUPERINTENDENT-EXPOSURE CHARGES, RIVER CRASH FATAL, PARTY BUS-KILLING, HANDS-FREE PHONES, MINNESOTA WILDFIRE, TROOPER INJURED, MONARCH BUTTERFLY-CONSERVATION PLAN
MINNEAPOLIS — The St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins wrap up a two-game interleague series in less than 24 hours at Target Field. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m. CDT.
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