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

February 18, 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. Blake Nicholson 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 2020-CAMPAIGN RDP

Several Democratic presidential candidates are closing out the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, with stops planned across states key to securing their party’s nomination. On Presidents Day, much of the campaign trail spotlight moved to New Hampshire, home to the first presidential primary. Three candidates, Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, planned to campaign in the state. By Juana Summers. SENT: 200 words, photos.

With:

ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGN RDP-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

COLD CASE-STABBING

MINNEAPOLIS _ A businessman has been charged with fatally stabbing a Minneapolis woman in 1993 after investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin. SENT: 325 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE SHOOTING-SHAKOPEE

SPORTS:

TWINS-PINEDA

FORT MYERS, Fla. _ The Minnesota Twins signed Michael Pineda more than a year before he’ll be cleared to pitch, aiming for what could be a bargain for the rotation this season if the big right-hander bounces back from elbow surgery. By Dana Caldwell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 5 p.m. EST.

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