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BC-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MN

January 22, 2019

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 apminneapolis@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

LEGISLATURE-CELLPHONES

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ A bill to require cellphone users to hands-free devices while driving gets its first hearing before the Minnesota Legislature. It’s on track to be one of the first major pieces of legislation to pass this session. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: About 500 words from hearing that begins at 12:45 p.m. AP Photo planned.

TIMBERWOLVES-SUNS

Two days after defeating the Suns with a buzzer-beater, the Minnesota Timberwolves come to Phoenix for a rematch. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words. AP Photos. 9 p.m., ET.

MINNESOTA-MICHIGAN

Minnesota plays Michigan at Crisler Center.

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