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AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND

December 4, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CHINA-US-TRADE

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade war with China as a significant breakthrough despite scant details, a hazy timetable and widespread skepticism that Beijing will yield to U.S. demands anytime soon. Farmers in the Dakotas say talk of China buying more U.S. farm goods provides hope, but it will take more details before a lot of soybeans start moving out of storage. By Christopher Rugaber and Blake Nicholson. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

BURGUM-BUDGET

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican Gov. Doug Burgum presents his budget recommendations to legislators on Wednesday, and it’s a good bet they’ll be restrained despite record oil drilling in the state. Burgum, mindful of past crashes in energy and crop prices when times seemed good, has promised to limit state spending. And both of those key sectors have challenges ahead. By James MacPherson. SENT: 430 words. AP Photos pursued.

AROUND THE STATE:

FARM BILL

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — A key congressional voice on agriculture says he’s optimistic that lawmakers can pass a new farm bill next week. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee and is expected to become chairman next year. So he’s been heavily involved in negotiations that produced an agreement in principle last week. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. Developing. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

CHURCH ARREST, RENVILLE COUNTY FATAL, PARKING LOT SHOOTING, LIBRARY THREAT

SPORTS:

ENERGIZED TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves have been morphing into a capable defensive team, with a gaudy 8-3 record since the trade of disgruntled All-Star Jimmy Butler. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 4 p.m. CT.

WILD-CANUCKS

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Minnesota Wild visit the Vancouver Canucks. Game starts at 9 p.m. CT.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE-MEMPHIS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — South Dakota State plays Memphis at FedExForum. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

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