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

March 1, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

PCOMING TODAY:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

FARGO, N.D. _ North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens for business Friday, more than two years after voters approved a drug that legislators wouldn’t. Buyers who visit The Botanist in Fargo will step into a stylish, stark space with the feel of a spa or salon, with the product available as dried leaves and flowers or in concentrate form. The state hopes to approve the opening of seven more dispensaries around the state by fall. By Dave Kolpack. SENT: 665 words, photos.

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. _ A new report says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index in February hit its highest level since September, signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

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MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

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