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

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota's legislative auditor assesses the state's voter registration system, including whether integrity is hurt by election-day registration or by citizens certifying their own eligibility to vote. Conservatives have argued that the state's rules have sometimes allowed ineligible people to vote. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: 500 words from 8 a.m. audit release.


EDINA, Minn. — Tim Pawlenty, widely expected to soon announce a run for governor, addresses a Chamber of Commerce gathering. By Youssef Rddad. On merits from 11 a.m. remarks. AP Photo planned.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton announces his proposed budget. The state has a modest $329 million surplus that's not likely to spark a spending spree, especially with the GOP in control of both House and Senate. By Kyle Potter. UPCOMING: 500-600 words from 10:30 a.m. announcement.


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