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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

COAL MINING COMPANY

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal officials are being asked to investigate whether a financially troubled coal company has posted sufficient bonds to cover reclamation work at its mines in the U.S. and Canada. The Western Organization of Resource Councils is concerned that a bankruptcy by Westmoreland Coal could leave taxpayers to cover reclamation costs. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

AROUND THE STATE:

ENERGY PRODUCTION

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota natural gas production hit another record in March even as oil production dropped, illustrating the need for more gas infrastructure in the Bakken oil patch. The director of the state's pipeline authority says natural gas production is expected to exceed processing capacity beginning this summer until projects under construction start to come online. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

CHILD ENDANGERMENT-PROBATION, POCKETED CASH-SENTENCE, MINNESOTA WILDFIRE, FATAL SHOOTING-JAMESTOWN, EMBEZZLMENT CASE, MONARCH BUTTERFLY-CONSERVATION PLAN, GAME AND FISH-PAYMENTS

SPORTS:

CARDINALS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins wrap up a two-game interleague series in less than 24 hours at Target Field. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m. CDT.

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