AP-ND--North Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ND
Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The department and Meridian Energy Group are asking a state judge to reject a challenge by environmental groups to an air quality permit that allowed the company to begin construction last summer at the Davis Refinery site about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the state’s top tourist attraction. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words, photo.
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FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors in North Dakota say a man convicted in 2012 for his role in a massive credit card fraud pulled off another scheme: He lied about who he was to get a lesser sentence. Now he’s on trial again. By Dave Kolpack. Upcoming in chunky text format.
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