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

September 17, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

WATERFOWL OPENER

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Officials expect duck hunting to be good when Minnesota’s main waterfowl season opens Saturday morning. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2:30 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

MEDICARE SHIFT

MINNEAPOLIS — Senior citizens across Minnesota are wrestling with the headache of choosing a new Medicare health plan in coming months. An estimated 320,000 Minnesotans who have Medicare Cost health plans have to switch because a federal law is eliminating the coverage next year in most of the state. SENT: 315 words.

IN BRIEF:

BODY FOUND-LAKE MINNETONKA, FIGHT-FATAL CRASH, BOATING FIRE, RECORD TEMPERATURES

SPORTS:

TWINS-TIGERS

CINCINNATI — The Minnesota Twins battle the Tigers in Cincinnati. Game time is 6:10 p.m.

FBN--VIKINGS-KICKER

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings cut rookie kicker Daniel Carlson the day after he missed all three of his field goal tries at rival Green Bay on Sunday, including two in overtime. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.

ON FOOTBALL-KICKING GAME

NEW YORK — Who needs a kicker? Apparently not the Los Angeles Rams. As for the Browns and Vikings, who are going with untested youngsters, well, maybe a new guy to handle field goals and extra points will be employed soon. Minnesota rookie Daniel Carlson twice went wide right on overtime field goals and the Vikings tied top NFC North rival Green Bay 29-29. Even though Packers kicker Mason Crosby matched a career high with five field goals, his potential winner from 52 yards went wide left as time expired in regulation. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 850 words, photos.

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