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

June 8, 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. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

NAWS PROJECT

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. and Canadian officials are negotiating an end to a 16-year legal battle over a Missouri River water project in North Dakota, though the state of Missouri also has a stake and isn’t part of the discussions. The Northwest Area Water Supply project aims to bring river water to dozens of communities and tens of thousands of people in northwestern North Dakota. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 580 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

TEACHER MEMORIAL

MANDAN, N.D. — Students and friends are planning a memorial for “The Queen of Flash and Trash,” an art education teacher at Mandan High School for nearly three decades. Diane Boschee died last November after a battle with cancer. The school’s current art teacher says Boschee is “pretty much legend status.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words. AP Photo requested.

EXCHANGE-REBUILDING TOGETHER

MANDAN, N.D. — A nonprofit is upgrading homes in North Dakota for people with physical or income limitations. Since its inception in 1997, Rebuilding Together Greater Bismarck/Mandan Area has enlisted thousands of volunteers to repair more than 160 homes, completing the work each spring. The nationwide movement began in Midland, Texas, in 1973, when a small group of people realized a growing need in the community. By Cheryl McCormack, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 932 words.

IN BRIEF:

MINOT-FATAL STABBING-APPEAL, SHERIFF APOLOGY, STALKING SENTENCE, HAZING INVESTIGATION-NORTH DAKOTA, FARMER-ASSAULT SENTENCE, RIG COUNT

SPORTS:

ANGELS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins sent Lance Lynn to the mound to commence a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels, who will start Garrett Richards in the opener at Target Field. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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