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AP-MN--Minnesota News Digest, MN

June 9, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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



MINNEAPOLIS — A North Dakota food critic who received some snarky criticism of her own for her glowing review of a Grand Forks Olive Garden said it was “wonderful” when Anthony Bourdain came to her defense in 2012. Marilyn Hagerty said she met with Bourdain in New York as he was thinking of publishing a book of her small-town restaurant reviews. That book ended up being published, with Bourdain shutting down the critics in his forward, saying anyone who wasn’t charmed by Hagerty has a “heart of stone.” By Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo.



MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s agriculture commissioner says President Donald Trump’s trade policies are damaging the state’s rural economy. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Mexico has placed a 10 percent tariff on U.S pork products in response to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. The pork tariff will double next month. Commissioner David Frederickson says the policies are affecting beginning farmers in particular. SENT: 300 words.


MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota students working on two political campaigns have negotiated a contract to unionize. Minnesota Daily reports that student staffers with Omar Fateh’s campaign have contracted with the Campaign Workers Guild. Fateh is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Students hope unionizing will create a balance between their campaign roles and their university commitments. SENT: 300 words, photos.


MANKATO, Minn. —Two Minnesota high schools have new biomedical classrooms that give realistic experiences and college credit. East and West high students have spent researching a mannequin with a made-up disease. Grants from community supporters allowed Mankato Area Public Schools to launch a new Project Lead The Way biomedical sciences program this year. More than 160 students enrolled in the first yearlong class introducing them to human physiology. By Kristine Goodrich, The Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 494 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS —A Minneapolis business owner says her take on soul food will be on display as part of Eat on the Avenue, a campaign to support startups and showcase the range of food options in the community. Wendy Puckett is the owner of Wendy’s House of SOUL. She says she hopes the campaign changes the perception of north Minneapolis from a high-crime area to a food destination. By Evan Frost, Minnesota Public Radio News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 764 words, photos.





MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Gibson, who hasn’t picked up a victory in 11 starts since his first turn of the season, takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins in the middle game of the series against the Los Angeles Angels, who counter with Tyler Skaggs. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


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