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

November 6, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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

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ELECTION 2018-MARIJUANA REFERENDUM

DETROIT — Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice. More than half the states have already legalized medical marijuana, and Utah and Missouri could join their ranks Tuesday. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 665 words, photos. Developing.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-NORTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp relied on an everywoman charm to help win her first term in the Senate. She spent the next six years walking a tricky path toward a second, staking out policy positions with a careful eye on not alienating North Dakota’s right-leaning electorate. By James MacPherson. SENT: 805 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-NORTH DAKOTA-NEWS GUIDE

BISMARCK, N.D. — The biggest prize in North Dakota on Tuesday was the state’s U.S. Senate seat, where Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp faced serious headwinds in her run toward a second term against Republican Kevin Cramer. But the state ballot had plenty of other items worth voters’ attention. By James MacPherson and Dave Kolpack. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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ELECTION 2018-NORTH DAKOTA-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

HUNTER RESCUED, SQUAD CAR THEFT, BOTTINEAU COUNTY FATAL, TEACHER-SEXUAL ASSAULT-SENTENCE, MANDAN-VICIOUS DOGS

SPORTS:

OMAHA-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota opens its sixth season under coach Richard Pitino, as the Gophers host the Omaha Mavericks in a nonconference game. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

MINNESOTA DEFENSE

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck discusses his decision to fire defensive coordinator Robb Smith, with the Gophers allowing an average of 43 points per game in Big Ten play. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 450 words, by 4 p.m. CST.

WILD-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks host the Minnesota Wild. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CST.

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