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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar, less than two years after becoming the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature, is now vying for a place in Congress. Omar is among several Democrats running for Rep. Keith Ellison’s Minneapolis-area seat after Ellison opted to run for state attorney general. By Kyle Potter. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
RECORD HOT MAY
WASHINGTON — Record heat returned to the United States with a vengeance in May. May warmed to a record average 65.4 degrees in the Lower 48 states, breaking the high of 64.7 set in 1934, according to federal weather figures released Wednesday. Weather stations in the nation broke or tied nearly 8,600 daily heat records in May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported. It hit 100 in Minneapolis on May 28, the earliest the city has seen triple digits. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 370 words, photos.
CHILD PROTECTION CHALLENGE
MINNEAPOLIS — A group of Minnesota parents has asked a federal judge to strike down Minnesota’s child protection laws, saying they are overly broad and put children at risk of being removed from safe and loving homes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
HUSBAND KILLED-FUGITIVE, ATTORNEY GENERAL-HATCH, SUICIDE HOTLINE-SHUDOWN, MINNESOTA-CANDIDATE FILINGS-ELLISON, AFFAIR OBITUARY
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins send Jake Odorizzi to the mound coming off his worst start with his new team, continuing their series against Chicago. Hector Santiago pitches for the White Sox. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.
MINNEAPOLIS — The last time Minnesota reached the College World Series was 1977, when a player named Paul Molitor was leading the way. Now the Gophers are two wins away from a return, but they’re up against daunting Oregon State in the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 4 p.m. EDT.
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