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

November 14, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, set to be one of the first two Muslim women in Congress next year, is facing criticism from groups that say she’s reversing her position on Israel. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Omar told several websites this week that she supports the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. SENT: 360 words.


MILWAUKEE — The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their daughter was apparently abducted, the sheriff leading the investigation said Wednesday. Jayme Closs, 13, disappeared early on Oct. 15, when sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call found the door to her family’s home in northwestern Wisconsin’s Barron County kicked in and her parents, James and Denise Closs, shot dead inside. Investigators believe Jayme was abducted. By Gretchen Ehlke. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 560 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA “edited” are expected to begin selling. It’s a different technology than today’s controversial “genetically modified” foods. By Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 1,285 words, photos, video.


MINNEAPOLIS — Richard Proudfit, the founder of Feed My Starving Children, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that has delivered billions of nutritious meals to malnourished children worldwide, has died. He was 88. Proudfit died Tuesday at a nursing home in Bloomington, Minnesota, said Andy Carr, a spokesman for Coon Rapids-based Feed My Starving Children. Carr did not know the cause of death. SENT: 295 words, photos.





Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans take a three-game winning streak overall and a 2-6 road record to Minnesota, where the Timberwolves are 5-1 at home and expected to have new acquisitions Robert Covington and Dario Saric for the first time. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.


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