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

March 7, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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DEMOCRATS-OMAR

WASHINGTON _ Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House will vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy and other forms of hate after freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments about Israel sparked turmoil among Democrats. Pelosi said she does not believe the Minnesota Democrat understood the “weight of her words” or that they would be perceived by some as anti-Semitic. The resolution won’t mention Omar by name. By Lisa Mascaro and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 440 words, photos, video.

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DEMOCRATS-OMAR-THE LATEST

PELOSI-LEADERSHIP STUMBLES

WASHINGTON _ It wasn’t exactly a mic-drop moment. But when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly ended a conversation as a freshman lawmaker no longer seemed to be listening, it showed just how far the Democratic leader and the new majority have to go in getting used to each other. A lot has changed in the 12 years since Pelosi last ran the House. By Lisa Mascaro and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

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SPORTS BETTING-MINNESOTA

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ A bill to legalize sports betting in Minnesota has cleared its first committee test but still faces an uncertain future. The bill by Senate Tax Committee Chairman Roger Chamberlain passed his panel on a 5-2 vote Thursday. It now goes to the Senate state government committee. His bill would allow sports betting only at the state’s two horse-racing tracks and its tribal casinos, with a provision for wagering via mobile devices linked to the tracks or casinos. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Developing. AP Photos planned.

MIDWEST FLOOD THREAT

FARGO, N.D. _ Forecasters said Thursday that the threat for major spring flooding is increasing in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, where the neighboring cities of Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, have been trying to improve their defenses since a record flood 10 years ago. SENT: 350 words.

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MIDWEST FLOOD THREAT-THE LATEST

CASTILE SHOOTING-HACKER

MINNEAPOLIS _ A Minnesota man accused of hacking into Minnesota’s government databases because he was angry over the acquittal of the officer who killed Philando Castile is expected to plead guilty. Developing from 3 p.m. hearing.

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FARM RESCUE, ROCHESTER BODY, POLICE SHOOTING-ST. PAUL-LAWSUIT, GREAT LAKES FUNDING

SPORTS:

WILD-LIGHTNING

The Minnesota Wild visit the Tampa Bay Lightning.

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

No. 7 Michigan and No. 9 Michigan State meet in East Lansing on Saturday with the winner earning at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. By Eric Olson. 600 words, photos.

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VIKINGS-THOMAS-MARIJUANA

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