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BC-MN--Minnesota News Coverage Advisory 8:30, MN

December 20, 2018

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727 or apminneapolis@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

WALZ-COMMISSIONERS

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Gov.-elect Tim Walz is expected to name two more state agency heads Thursday, after naming five commissioners Tuesday. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: On merits.

LEECH LAKE LAND

MINNEAPOLIS _ A measure moving through Congress would return nearly 12,000 acres of land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. If approved, the measure would reverse a land seizure by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and give 11,760 acres back to Leech Lake. UPCOMING: 350 words.

VIKINGS-LIONS PREVIEW

DETROIT _ Minnesota tries for a season sweep of Detroit this weekend, and the Vikings can wrap up a playoff spot if enough things break right for them. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET. For weekend use.

WILD-PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh Penguins look for their second win in as many nights when they host the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. Game begins at 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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