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

July 24, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

SEXUAL ASSAULTS-INVESTIGATIVE FAILINGS

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s attorney general is convening a task force following a yearlong Minneapolis Star Tribune investigation into systemic shortcomings in law enforcement handling of rape cases. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

MEDTRONIC SETTLEMENT

MINNEAPOLIS — Medical device maker Medtronic has agreed to pay investors $43 million in a proposed class-action legal settlement that would resolve one of the last remaining lawsuits involving its bone-growth product Infuse. UPCOMING: 250-300 words.

IN BRIEF:

WOMAN ABDUCTED, FATAL I-80 CRASH, VERMILLION RIVER DROWNING, ASSAULT-HOMICIDE-ST. PAUL, FATAL WRONG-WAY CRASH

SPORTS:

TWINS-BLUE JAYS

TORONTO — Jose Berrios (9-7, 3.68) takes the mound as Minnesota tries to win two in a row in Toronto. Ryan Borucki (0-1, 3.52), making his fifth big-league start, will go for the Blue Jays. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. 6 p.m. CT start.

AROUND THE WNBA

As the WNBA heads into the All-Star Break this week, it’s been a strong first few months of play. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.

BIG TEN-MEDIA DAYS

CHICAGO — Wisconsin’s success is about as ho-hum as their leader’s personality. All the Badgers do is win under no-nonsense, coach-next-door Paul Chryst. The rest of the Big Ten West will be looking to take down Wisconsin — again. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

VIKINGS-SPARANO, OKLAHOMA ST-MINNESOTA-STADIUM GAME

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