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

May 13, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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AROUND THE STATE:

DEPORTATION DISPUTE

MINNEAPOLIS _ An attorney for an Ecuadorian man who was arrested in Minneapolis and ordered deported from the U.S. 25 years ago goes to court Tuesday to ask that his case be reopened. Nelson Pinos has been living in sanctuary in a Connecticut church for more than a year and a half. By Jeff Baenen. UPCOMING: 350-400 words. Photo.

SMITH-DEPRESSION

MINNEAPOLIS _ U.S. Sen. Tina Smith is opening up about her past bouts with depression as she pushes for more federal spending on mental health programs. The Minnesota Democrat wants Congress to approve $1 billion in grants to school districts over five years to help deliver mental health services in school settings. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

EXPLOSIVES INVESTIGATION, TRANSIT OFFICERS SUSPENDED, LEGISLATURE-HOME STRETCH, LAKE PLUNGE-RESCUE, STATE RADIO DIRECTOR

SPORTS:

SCOUTING THE PORTAL

The NCAA’s new transfer rules, including the creation of the so-called portal, have changed the process by which athletes switch schools, loosening some restrictions and leading more players to explore options. “Before it was by word of mouth,” Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck said. “Somebody gave you a call, ‘This guy might be transferring,’ and get going. Now, it’s every day we have people that are in our program checking the portal.” By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 940 words, photos.

ANGELS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Twins start a three-game series at Target Field against the Los Angeles Angels. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:40 p.m. CT.

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