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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN

October 12, 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. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — The candidates in Minnesota’s 1st District congressional race clash over President Donald Trump, trade and health care as they fight it out for an open seat in southern Minnesota. Republican Jim Hagedorn said in a debate Friday on Minnesota Public Radio that Trump is moving America in the right direction. He cited the president’s tax cut and his efforts to build a border wall as examples. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-PAULSEN

ELECTION 2018-ATTORNEY GENERAL-MINNESOTA

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican Minnesota Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow told a group of supporters that he would fire “42 Democratic attorneys right off the bat” and replace them with Republicans if he wins in November, according to a recording that Minnesota Public Radio News obtained. Wardlow made the remarks during a private fundraiser for GOP Rep. Jason Lewis in Shakopee on Monday. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party gave the radio station the recording, which was made by a party staffer who attended the event. SENT.

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ELECTION 2018-ATTORNEY GENERAL-MINNESOTA-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-SOMALI LANGUAGE CLASS

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. — A Minnesota college is offering Somali language classes. Starting this semester students at South Central College can take Somali language classes. SCC is the first college in the region — the first in the Minnesota state colleges and universities system — to offer Somali. By Mark Fischenich, The Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1101 words. Photos requested.

EXCHANGE-LIFESAVING HELMET

LAKE ELMO, Minn. — A Minnesota teen is recovering after being hit by a semi tractor-trailer while riding her bike. Rowan Malmberg was biking to her boyfriend’s house one morning this summer when she thought she could dash across Lake Elmo Avenue and beat a semitrailer that was headed north. She couldn’t. The truck driver slammed on his brakes before he dragged the 14-year-old about 100 yards and ended up jackknifed in the ditch with Malmberg’s right leg pinned between the truck and the ground. By Mary Divine, Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1075 words. Photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

PRINCE-TRUMP RALLY, POLICE SHOOTING-CHANHASSEN, PRIEST ATTACKED, PIONEER PLANT DEMOLISHED

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-BUTLER

MILWAUKEE — No Jimmy Butler in Milwaukee at Timberwolves shootaround. The rest of the team was trying to focus on their next preseason game, not the disgruntled star. Upcoming: 400 words.

PRESEASON RDP

The NBA preseason continues Friday night with 11 games, including: — Spurs-Magic, 7 p.m.; Guangzhou Long-Lions-Wizards, 7 p.m.; Hornets-Mavericks, 7 p.m.; Nets-Knicks, 7:30 p.m.; Hawks-Heat, 8 p.m.; Nuggets-Bulls, 8 p.m.; Pistons-Cavaliers, 8 p.m. — East Lansing, Mich; Rockets-Grizzlies, 8 p.m.; Timberwolves-Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m.; Kings-Trail Blazers, 10 p.m.; Lakers-Golden-Warriors, 10:30 p.m. — San Jose, Calif. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos. Games start at 7 p.m.

MINNESOTA-OHIO STATE PREVIEW

No. 3 Ohio State got to work this week trying to shore up its spotty pass defense and run game before hosting Minnesota for a noon game on Saturday. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE PREVIEW

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He’s got a new contract. He’s got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors’ video room now. He’s leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this season. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,125 words, photos.

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MINNESOTA-COYLE

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