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

December 26, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

GROWING UP DIGITAL-TECH ADDICTS

BELLEVUE, Wash. _ The young men sit in chairs in a circle in a small meeting room in suburban Seattle and introduce themselves before they speak. It is much like any other 12-step meeting — but with a twist. “Hi, my name is,” each begins. Then something like, “and I’m an internet and tech addict.” Seth, a 28-year-old from Minnesota, used video games and any number of things to try to numb his shame after a car he was driving crashed, seriously injuring his brother. By Martha Irvine. SENT: 1840 words, 940 abridged. AP Photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

DEER DISEASE

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Hunters shot and killed about 420 deer in southeastern Minnesota in a special late-season hunt as part of the state’s fight against chronic wasting disease. SENT: 330 words.

With:

DEER DISEASE-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. _ A task force of tribal members has approved a Wisconsin tribal management area to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease among wild deer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

WINTRY WEATHER, TROOPER DRAGGED

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-BULLS

CHICAGO _ Coach Tom Thibodeau visits his old stomping grounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves visit Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls. Thibodeau coached the Bulls for five seasons before getting fired. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

DENVER’S DIVE

DENVER _ Eleven months ago, Case Keenum engineered the “Minneapolis Miracle.” Now, he’s one of the architects of the “Denver Debacle.” By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 780 words, photos.

BIG TEN PREVIEW

The Big Ten’s expanded schedule is shaping up to be quite a grind now that the league has six teams in the Top 25. Big Ten men’s basketball teams are playing 20 conference games each this season. By Noah Trister. SENT: 880 words, photos.

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