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

January 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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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-CELLPHONES

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ A bill to require cellphone users to use hands-free devices while driving gets its first hearing before the 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. Photo planned.

AROUND THE STATE:

TEACHER TENURE

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Minnesota Court of Appeals has once again rejected a lawsuit alleging that teacher tenure and seniority rights in public schools saddle students of color with ineffective teachers and violate students’ rights to an adequate education. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

SHUTDOWN-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS _ Air travelers in Minnesota are enduring some of the longest screening waits in the nation, and it’s caught the attention of Rep. Ilhan Omar. The Minneapolis Democrat is highlighting those wait times as the federal government shutdown moves into its second month. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

With:

SHUTDOWN-MINNESOTA-THE LATEST

EXCHANGE-VIETNAM VETERANS-REUNION

SAN ANTONIO _ The last time these soldiers of Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon, were together, they were tromping through the jungles of Vietnam on enemy patrol. The San Antonio Express-News reports they were the core group of 37 men whom 2nd Lt. Perry Dotson led for four harrowing months in 1970. On a recent Saturday in a San Antonio hotel, 49 years later, they gathered to remember a fallen brother-in-arms and renew a connection that time and distance could not break. They came from across the country, bringing wives and children with them. By Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

PRIVATE SCHOOL-SEX ABUSE, FATAL BRIDGE PLUNGE, NEW MEXICO AVALANCHE-MINNESOTA

SPORTS:

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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