BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 6 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 email@example.com. Jeff Baenen is on the desk, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.
This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.
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MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota prosecutor has apparently convened a grand jury to gather evidence in the July 2017 police shooting of an Australian woman, according to a subpoena that’s gone out, but Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s office said Wednesday he still intends to make his own decision on whether or not the officer should be charged. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 690 words, photo.
AROUND THE STATE:
ST. PAUL, Minn. — State regulators outlined a plan to lawmakers Wednesday for speeding up investigations of elder abuse and reducing Minnesota’s backlog of unresolved cases. SENT: 300 words.
HATE CRIME REPORTING
MINNEAPOLIS — An examination of 2017 hate crimes reports in Minnesota found no mention of the bombing of a Bloomington mosque last summer. Other missing high-profile incidents suggest inconsistency and confusion among agencies about what makes a hate or bias crime, the Star Tribune reported. SENT: 300 words.
ROAD SALT-NORTH DAKOTA
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Transportation Department is altering its recipe for icy roads to cut costs, taking sand out of the mix and relying solely on salt to treat highways when the weather remains just below freezing. Officials say the same amount of salt will be applied as before but taking sand out of the snowplow trucks will allow them to travel five times as far. Below 15 degrees, the state will continue to use saltwater that’s blended with beet juice from sugar refiners in North Dakota and Minnesota. By James MacPherson. SENT: 470 words.
MINNEAPOLIS — Dressing right for winter is a useful thing to know, whether you’re a football fan attending a tailgate party in Super Bowl host city Minneapolis, or just looking to enjoy outdoor activities in any other cold-weather destination. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 720 words, photos.
DAYTON-IT COMMISSIONER, FATAL PLANE CRASH-MINNESOTA, LIGHT RAIL DEATH-TRIAL, SISSETON FATAL-ID, POLICE SHOOTING-IRON RANGE
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Minnesota Timberwolves, winners of seven of their last 12 games, visit the Portland Timberwolves. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. CT.
SUPER BOWL-GOVERNOR’S TICKET, TWINS-PERKINS RETIREMENT
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