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, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.

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TOP STORY:

SENATE-MINNESOTA

STACY, Minn. — Just days after being sworn into the U.S. Senate, Tina Smith is on a crash course to find her way in the chamber and find time for a 10-month campaign sprint toward a special election to keep her new job. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 790 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

SMOKY SKIES

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota could see a repeat of smoky skies next summer as huge fires continue in the western United States. SENT: 260 words.

EXCHANGE-SCHOOL LEADER

WINONA, Minn. — Scott Hannon's tenure as superintendent at Winona Area Public Schools began on a farm in Arcadia, Wisconsin, long before the lifelong Winona resident and educator was born. If his father, Elmer Hannon, had not left the Arcadia farm and committed himself to a new career path at the age of 40, no one can know for sure what Winona's public school district and Minnesota school districts might look like now. By Samantha Stetzer, Winona Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,328 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-FAIR TRADE JEWELRY

MANKATO, Minn. — A Minnesota jewelry maker is promoting fair trade jewelry and using ethical sources. In 2009, Paulette Bertrand helped start the Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative, which helps promote the sale of sustainable, ethically produced products in Mankato. In 2011, Mankato earned the title of Fair Trade Town in Minnesota from Fair Trade Town International. By Deanna B. Narveson, Mankato Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 678 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS, TRAFFIC FATAL-MOORHEAD, FATAL HOUSE FIRE-MINNESOTA

SPORTS:

No major games scheduled.

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