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BC-ND--North Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ND

February 22, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

OIL PIPELINE-HIGHWAY LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, ND. _ Government officials say the five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline were not aimed at manipulating the media or the American Indian tribe that has led the protracted fight against the project. Authorities had justifiable cause for closing the stretch of state 1806 that included limiting disruptions to a project deemed by President Donald Trump to be in the national interest, attorneys argue in recent court filings. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo.

COURTS-WEBSITE

BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota’s court system will soon reveal a refurbished website updating its 20-year-old platform. The project has been in the works for 1 ½ years and follows a recent trend in state government, as various agencies have rolled out new platforms, such as Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s FirstStop hub for online business functions. UPCOMING: 200 words.

TIMBERWOLVES-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. CT.

WILD-WINGS

DETROIT _ The Minnesota Wild visit the Detroit Red Wings. AP photos planned. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.

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