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BC-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND

May 15, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in North Dakota. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

REFINERY-NATIONAL PARK

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A state judge has ruled that North Dakota regulators properly refrained from becoming involved in a dispute over the location of an $800 million oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It’s a win for developer Meridian Energy, which is building the facility just 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the state’s top tourist attraction. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 500 words. AP Photo planned.

OPIOIDS LAWSUIT-NORTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he’ll appeal the dismissal of the state’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over opioid abuse. A Burleigh County judge last week threw out the claim, ruling essentially that Purdue doesn’t control its product after it enters the market. By James MacPherson. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

WHITE EARTH-OPIOIDS LAWSUIT, FATAL CRASH-DICKEY COUNTY, CROP REPORT, NATIONAL PARK-EROSION

SPORTS:

TWINS-ANGELS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Los Angeles Angels play Minnesota at Target Field in the series finale. Jake Odorizzi (5-2, 2.32 ERA) will try to extend his scoreless innings streak while Trevor Cahill (2-3, 6.35) starts for Los Angeles. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 12:10 p.m. Central.

TWINS MOVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and returned third baseman Miguel Sanó from his rehabilitation assignment. The Twins made the moves on Wednesday before their game against the Los Angeles Angels, following Garver’s injury the night before. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

KOSICE, Slovakia _ Patrick Kane scored a goal and had two assists to become the United States’ all-time leading scorer at the world hockey championship in 6-3 win over Britain on Wednesday. The NHL star and two-time Olympian finished the game with 36 points, surpassing the 33 points U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Johnson had at world championships. SENT: 130 words. Developing. AP Photos.

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