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

September 21, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

SICK SHEEP

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is making only three bighorn sheep hunting licenses available this year, due to a decline in rams attributed to an outbreak of deadly bacterial pneumonia that’s been impacting the western Badlands herd for four years. Bighorn hunting is popular in North Dakota, with thousands of people typically applying for a handful of once-in-a-lifetime licenses. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 350 words. AP photo planned.

MINOT FLOOD RECOVERY

MINOT, N.D. — A Minot man has become the first resident to take advantage of a program designed to help low- and moderate-income households affected by the 2011 Souris River flood or subsequent buyouts remain in the city. Mayor Shaun Sipma says the hope is that up to 100 residents will ultimately use the program that’s funded with up to $3 million in federal money. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

LAKOTA MUSEUM

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A man who grew up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is opening a Lakota museum in Rapid City this weekend. The Lakota Dream Museum & Monument features paintings from imprisoned American Indian Movement member Leonard Peltier, text murals telling the story of the Treaty of Fort Laramie and Wounded Knee, and a taxidermied white buffalo calf. UPCOMING: 200 words.

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