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

August 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

SENATE-NORTH DAKOTA-VETERANS

BISMARCK, N.D. — In North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer are arguing over who is the better friend to veterans. They’re filling the airwaves with enough campaign ads that one veteran said he was glad to have a mute button on the TV. In a state where nearly 9 percent of the population falls in that category, and in a race expected to be close, it could be a key slice of the electorate. By James MacPherson. UPCOMING: 700 words by 11 a.m., photos.

GAS PLANT EXPANSION

BISMARCK, N.D. — A proposal to expand another natural gas processing plant in northwestern North Dakota aims to keep up with growing volumes of Bakken gas production and reduce wasteful flaring. Kinder Morgan has filed an application with the state Public Service Commission to expand the Roosevelt Gas Plant in McKenzie County. It would be the sixth natural gas plant expansion or new plant under development in the state. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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