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NORTH DAKOTA-TORNADO

BISMARCK, N.D. — The National Weather Service is taking steps to improve weather radar coverage for western North Dakota after a deadly tornado in Watford City raised awareness of gaps in coverage. National Weather Service meteorologist John Paul Martin says the improved coverage could be in place by spring. The July 10 tornado killed a newborn baby and injured more than two dozen people. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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