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

May 1, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS

MINNEAPOLIS _ It’s rare for a police officer to be convicted in a fatal shooting, but this week’s murder verdict for a Minneapolis officer who shot and killed a 911 caller came as no surprise to many who believe the case came down to one thing: the victim was white and he was not. The perception that race played a huge part in even bringing charges against Mohamed Noor, a Somali-American, is one the prosecutor has been fighting from the beginning. By Amy Forliti. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

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POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

DRIVER REGISTRATION SYSTEM

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Gov. Tim Walz and key legislators will talk about plans to correct the state’s troubled driver licensing and registration system. By Steve Karnowski. On merits from 1:15 p.m. media availability.

GENERAL MOTORS LAWSUIT

PARKER, S.D. _ General Motors has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a South Dakota man who claims the automaker misled consumers about its electric car model. Jason Haas said he bought a Chevy Bolt in November 2017 from a dealer in Iowa City, Iowa and the car’s literature said it had an electric range of 238 miles. But, Haas claims the Bolt’s range is 100 miles less in cold weather. Haas’ lawsuit is seeking class-action status to represent consumers who bought Bolts in the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota and Montana. SENT: 270 words.

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. _ A new report says an April survey of business supply managers suggests there will be solid economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. SENT: 320 words.

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MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

MAINE-FOAM CONTAINERS

AUGUSTA, Maine _ Maine has become the first state to ban single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill, which takes effect in 2021, into law Tuesday. The Natural Resources Council of Maine said that Maine’s the first state to enact such a ban. Dozens of communities from Berkeley, California, to Seattle to Minneapolis to New York City have already passed their own bans, some of which date back to the late 1980s. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 510 words.

IN BRIEF:

LAKE CALHOUN-BDE MAKA SKA, CHURCH ABUSE-MINNESOTA, MOORHEAD STANDOFF, FATAL AMBULANCE CRASH

SPORTS:

ASTROS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Houston plays Minnesota at Target Field, with Collin McHugh pitching for the Astros and Martin Perez taking the mound for the Twins. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EST.

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