AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Amy Forliti is on the desk.
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FARGO BAR BRAWL-PLEA
FARGO, N.D. — A man accused in a fatal brawl outside a downtown Fargo bar last year has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors that calls for an 18-month prison sentence. Darren Patterson pleaded guilty Thursday to negligent homicide in the May 2017 death of James Grant. Authorities say Grant fell after he was punched by Patterson and hit his head on the sidewalk. He never regained consciousness and died the following month. By Dave Kolpack. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The foundation working to build a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in western North Dakota is at odds with the state’s university system over how to end a lease agreement for land at Dickinson State University that’s no longer planned as a library site. The foundation wants to terminate the lease, but the state Board of Higher Education wants money. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words.
KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE-SOUTH DAKOTA
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.
AROUND THE STATE:
RUSO, N.D. — The man believed to be North Dakota’s oldest mayor breezed to another term in Tuesday’s election, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout. Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes in the state’s smallest incorporated city. The 86-year-old retired rural mail carrier didn’t even remember it was election day. He quipped, “I’ll have to go down the street and see if I can find a cigar.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.
WEST NILE-GRAND FORKS, OFFICER ASSAULT CHARGE, PEEPING ALLEGATIONS-LAWMAKER, STORE RAIDED-PLEA
DETROIT — Michael Fulmer takes the mound for the Tigers against Minnesota’s Lance Lynn. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET.
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