AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 1:30 pm, MN
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 email@example.com. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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MINNEAPOLIS — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped early Wednesday, and animal control officials were preparing to release it back into the wild. The caged raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught before dawn atop the UBS Plaza. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 465 words, photos, video.
STRANDED RACCOON-THE LATEST
MINNEAPOLIS — The American Civil Liberties Union sued a southern Minnesota city on Wednesday, alleging its rental licensing ordinance is unconstitutional and aims to drive black and Somali-American immigrant families out of town. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 590 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
DEER ATTACKS DOG
SHOREVIEW, Minn. - An aggressive deer attacked and killed a dog in Shoreview as the pet’s owner watched in horror. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250-300 words.
HEAD STUCK-TAILPIPE, LAKE SEARCH, CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCE, FIRE OFFICIALS-CENSURE-DULUTH
DETROIT — After losing Miguel Cabrera for the season with an injury, the Tigers try to move on when they host the Twins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m. CT.
EAGAN, Minn. — Several high-profile players around the NFL have skipped mandatory minicamps and subjected themselves to team fines out of concern for their contract status, but everyone is accounted for with the Minnesota Vikings this week. Coaches and players have pointed to the strong chemistry on the roster that compels a simple eagerness to show up to work with friends. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 4 p.m. CDT.
JETS-BRIDGEWATER BOUNCING BACK
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Teddy Bridgewater remembers some of his teammates crying. They were on their knees and praying. For him. The New York Jets quarterback was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 when he went down in a heap of agonizing pain. Bridgewater had twisted his left knee badly on a non-contact play, and the severity of the injury was only beginning to surface. Bridgewater knew from the looks of his teammates’ faces that the situation was dire. And somehow, he stayed calm. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
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