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

March 12, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

OIL PIPELINE-LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over a few documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project but say a request for dozens more records is vague and overly broad. The pipeline developer also asks a federal judge to deny the tribal request, saying it’s meritless and will cause needless delay in an already protracted legal fight. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

ETHICS MEASURE

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The House and Senate will each review the other chamber’s bills on Tuesday that develop rules to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment aimed at ethics reform. The bills differ greatly in their approach on how to adhere to the wide-ranging measure passed by voters in November. By James MacPherson. Developing from afternoon session.

IN BRIEF:

REVENUE FORECAST, DUNN COUNTY SPILL, INTRUDER STANDOFF

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Denver Nuggets try to get back on track Tuesday night against Minnesota. The Nuggets are 4-4 since the All-Star break, including a blowout loss at Golden State on Friday. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CT.

AP ALL BIG TEN

Michigan State’s Cassius Winston is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and Purdue’s Matt Painter is its coach of the year. Winston, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ were unanimous picks to the AP’s All-Big Ten team, also announced Tuesday, in voting of 15 journalists covering the conference. By Eric Olson. SENT: 660 words, photos.

SUMMIT-N DAKOTA ST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ No. 2 seed Omaha plays No. 4 North Dakota State in the Summit League championship game, with the winner earning the league’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

VIKINGS-FREE AGENCY

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Vikings are keeping the heart of their defense intact with a hefty commitment to linebacker Anthony Barr, who changed his mind after an initial agreement to join the New York Jets. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 7 p.m. EST.

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