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

December 16, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

MAJORITY LEADER-POLLERT

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Carrington Republican Rep. Chet Pollert is preparing for his first session as the new majority leader of the North Dakota House. He succeeds longtime Fargo Rep. Al Carlson, who lost his re-election bid last month. Carlson controlled the business of the chamber with a booming voice, a big stick and no fear of leaving bruises in his wake. Pollert has spent two decades in the Legislature but is low-key and little known outside political circles. By James MacPherson. SENT: 760 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-TRANSIT SUPERVISOR

MINOT, N.D. _ “It’s been an exciting career for me. I knew nothing about transit in 2010, and to be put in this position and to learn everything I have had to learn, I feel it’s very rewarding, because I feel I am doing something for the community and putting the best transit system we can out on the street for our people and the people who need it. When I see those people out there, getting where they need to go because the city is putting out a transit system, that’s my reward,” he said. Horinka joined the City of Minot in August 2004 as a parts specialist in the maintenance department, the Minot Daily News reported. By Jill Schramm, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1234 words.

SPORTS:

DOLPHINS-VIKINGS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Miami Dolphins visit the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium, with both teams chasing wild-card berths in the playoffs in their respective conferences. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. EST.

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