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

July 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

BRINE-DUST CONTROL

MINOT, N.D. — A North Dakota county is ramping up to use oil field brine to help control dust on some gravel roads. A Ward County official says the county could start using produced water for roads next year. UPCOMING: 200 words.

GROUND GAME-ABORTION-IOWA

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats and Republicans once largely agreed that the upcoming midterm elections would hinge on the economy, health care and President Donald Trump’s popularity. Not anymore. A Supreme Court vacancy has pushed abortion to the forefront of election year politics, with both supporters and opponents suggesting that the emotional issue could drive more voters to the polls. That’s especially true in states like Iowa, where Republicans have enacted restrictive measures on abortion in the past two years. Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana are both seen as key votes on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor. By Thomas Beaumont and Barbara Rodriguez. SENT: 1040 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BBA--ORIOLES-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins come home from a rough road trip, starting a four-game series against a welcomed opponent in the Baltimore Orioles, who are toting the worst record in the major leagues. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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