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

February 21, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.



Kentucky’s public employee pension system, $39 billion in the red, is among the worst-funded retirement plans in the country and has vexed lawmakers for years as they sought a solution. Now some lawmakers think they’ve found at least a partial fix: sports gambling. Several bills introduced this year would legalize it in the state, a step made possible by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last May that ended Nevada’s monopoly. Kentucky is one of at least 22 states _ including North Dakota _ where lawmakers this year are considering legislation to legalize sports gambling. Seven states joined Nevada in legalizing it last year after the Supreme Court’s decision. By Geoff Mulvihill. 900 words. Photos. Graphic. With AP data distribution giving details of every sports betting bill introduced so far in the states.


EAGAN, Minn. _ Gary Kubiak was expected to return to the sideline this season as Denver’s offensive coordinator, but after that spot with the Broncos fell through he landed in Minnesota with some of his long-time associates with the aim of helping the Vikings produce a stronger offense in 2019. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. CT.


NEW YORK _ The slumping Minnesota Wild, who have lost five in a row but are still in a tight race for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference, face the New York Rangers. Forward Ryan Donato is expected to make his debut for Minnesota after being acquired in a trade with Boston. By Simmi Buttar. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CT.


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