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

January 11, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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

TOP STORIES:

ABORTION REVERSAL-NORTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota’s Republican-led House will consider legislation that would require abortion providers to inform women undergoing drug-induced abortions that it’s possible they could still have a live birth if they change their mind, a claim pro-abortion groups say is unsupported by science. By James MacPherson. UPCOMING: 400 words.

OIL PIPELINE-SETTLEMENT

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has complied with a settlement of allegations it violated state rules during construction in North Dakota, despite missing a state deadline to plant thousands of trees, a state regulator says. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 365 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

NATURAL RESOURCES MEETING

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. _ Gov. Tim Walz says his new administration will be “actively engaged” on contentious natural resources issues, including the Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

MINOT FLOOD RECOVERY

MINOT, N.D. _ Disputes over property buyouts for a flood protection project have led to four recent lawsuits against the city of Minot. A June 2011 Souris River flood caused by heavy spring snowmelt and rains damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and other structures in Minot and caused an estimated $1 million in damage in the region. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.

EXCHANGE-MUSICIANS SIGN DEAL

MANDAN, N.D. _ Two musicians from North Dakota have recently signed a deal with a major music publishing company. Mandan native Joe Berger signed the deal of a lifetime. Berger, 25, is part of the trans-Atlantic trio Raynes, a Los Angeles-based band that recently signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. The two other members of the group are Minot musician Mat Charley and lead singer Mark John Race, of Durham, England. By Blair Emerson, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 522 words.

IN BRIEF:

CHILD DEATH-CHARGE, FATAL SHOOTING-JAMESTOWN-SENTENCE, DAY CARE ABUSE, FORGERY RINGLEADER-SENTENCE, SHUTDOWN-COURTS-NORTH DAKOTA.

SPORTS:

MAVERICKS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Dallas Mavericks, an NBA-worst 3-18 on the road this season, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves, who will play their first home game under interim head coach Ryan Saunders. By Joe Ziemer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

OBIT-MICHELS

KINGSPORT, Tenn. _ John Michels, a College Football Hall of Famer whose 27 seasons as a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach included all four of their Super Bowl appearances, has died. He was 87. SENT: 210 words.

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