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

May 22, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

LEGISLATURE

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Deals are starting to come together as Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders prepare for a special session to finish work on the state’s next two-year budget. Walz’s office said Wednesday the Democratic governor, GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman have resolved the remaining differences that were holding up a tax bill, and bills to fund E-12 education, public safety and environmental programs. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

EARNS-TARGET

NEW YORK _ An aggressive campaign at Target to let customers do more online is paying off. The retailer exceeded first quarter expectations on just about every level, saying the same day services it’s rolled out, including picking up online orders at the store, drove more than 25% of comparable sales growth. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 680 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

LOUISE LAKE DROWNING, CARE CENTER ABUSE, CHASE-STANDOFF, VEGETABLE TRAY-SALMONELLA

SPORTS:

TWINS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. __ The Minnesota Twins try to complete a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:07 p.m. PDT

BIG TEN TOURNAMENTT

OMAHA, Neb. _ The Big Ten Tournament opens at TD Ameritrade Park. 150 words on each game. B10-Nebraska-Minnesota, 10 p.m.

MIAC-ST. THOMAS OUSTER

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. _ The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has decided to oust the NCAA Division III league’s largest school, St. Thomas, for competitive purposes. The MIAC announced Wednesday the Tommies will be “involuntarily removed” in two years by the conference they helped found in 1920. Of the current 13 members, St. Thomas is one of four campuses located in the state’s capital city, St. Paul. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

PRESEASON WNBA POWER POLL

NEW YORK _ The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season’s WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It’s the first time in the four-year history of the poll that Washington is No. 1. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 475 words, photos.

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