AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dave Kolpack is on the desk.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a woman’s bare back. MPR said in a statement that Keillor was accused by a woman who worked on his “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show of dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents over several years, including requests for sexual contact and explicit sexual communications and touching. By Jeff Baenen and Doug Glass. SENT: 600 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
MINNEAPOLIS — More than a foot of snow in the Twin Cities has Minnesotans digging out from one of the biggest snowstorms in recent years. Schools in the Twin Cities and elsewhere in southern Minnesota closed Tuesday, a day after some students in St. Paul were stranded at schools until 10 p.m. The St. Paul School District apologized to parents whose children didn’t make it home until late at night because some buses got stuck in the snow. In some cases, St. Paul police officers delivered students to their houses. SENT: 325 words. Will be updated
WINTER STORM-MINNESOTA-THE LATEST
BABY IN A BOX
MINNEAPOLIS — A pilot project to provide infant supplies and a safe sleeping option to those in need in the Twin Cities is expanding across Minnesota. The Star Tribune reports that the Babies Need Boxes initiative will launch statewide Thursday. The nonprofit first launched a pilot program in the Twin Cities in 2015. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
FATAL ROBBERY SHOOTING, BIG BUST
SUPER BOWL-VETERANS AD
MINEAPOLIS — — The NFL has denied advertising space in the Super Bowl program for a veterans group that declined to alter language about standing for the national anthem. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed Tuesday that American Veterans, or AMVETS , submitted an advertisement last week to the third-party publisher of the game program with the message, “Please Stand.” SENT: 380 words.
SUPER BOWL-CLUB-NOMADIC LAWSUIT, SUPER BOWL-COSTAS
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has plenty of assessing to do with a team that won 14 games but still fell short of the Super Bowl, starting with hiring a new offensive coordinator and helping the front office figure out who the quarterback will be for 2018. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 6 p.m. CST.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota hosts Northwestern in a matchup of two underperforming teams in Big Ten play. The Wildcats beat the Gophers in Illinois earlier this month by 23 points. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.
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