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

December 31, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

WINTRY WEATHER

GRAND FORKS, N.D. _ Forecasters say blizzard-like conditions are creating hazardous travel conditions in the Red River Valley, especially in areas with open fields. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says falling and blowing snow with gusts of 40 mph have some sheriff’s deputies reporting near zero visibility. Snow will gradually end across southeastern North Dakota and west central Minnesota Monday morning. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

With:

WINTRY WEATHER-THE LATEST

LEGISLATURE_PIPELINE TAMPERING

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A legislator from northeastern North Dakota wants to increase the legal consequences for people who tamper with pipelines and the climate change groups that help them. A Seattle man who served jail time last year for a pipeline protest in Pembina County said a more stringent law wouldn’t have stopped him. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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