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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest 2 pm, MN

September 22, 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. Jim Nord 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

CARP CONTROL

JANESVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has begun work on an electric barrier project to keep invasive carp from reaching the Le Sueur River. SENT: 270 words.

ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn’t work out that way. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1385 words, photos.

With: ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES-GLANCE

EXCHANGE-LYME DISEASE SUPPORT

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Lisa Najarian has suffered from Lyme disease for 19 years. She started the Twin Cities Lyme Foundation and raised $148,000 at the group’s first gala this month. The foundation uses an assessment tool to help individuals experiencing poor health determine if they have Lyme disease. The foundation donates $1,000 per person toward getting a diagnosis and connects people with doctors who have been certified by the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. By Deanna Weniger, St. Paul Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 755 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-CHAPEL OF THE PINES

SIDE LAKE, Minn. — Every Sunday that the Chapel of the Pines Church in Side Lake has been open, Mariann Lowen has faithfully filled it with hand-picked flowers. And she’s done so for the past 50 years. Lowen believes the small touches help beautify the space for services and the occasional funeral. By Carrie Manner, Hibbing Daily Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 776 words, photo.

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