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

April 8, 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. Ivan Moreno 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

FLOODING-UNPROTECTED TOWNS

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. _ Barbara Chappuis’s shop window offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points splashing against a small-town Missouri riverfront, barges slowly rumbling by, the occasional eagle darting above the muddy water. Still, she’s moving her shop to higher ground for good, unable to withstand the constant threat of flooding. Most communities sitting along America’s rivers have some sort of flood protection. A few places like Clarksville don’t. They simply can’t afford it. By Jim Salter and Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos, social media video.

With:

SPRING FLOODING-RED RIVER VALLEY

IN BRIEF:

WILLIAMS COUNTY FATALITIES, FIRE DRONE, PRIEST INVESTIGATION

SPORTS:

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP-WHY THEY’LL WIN

MINNEAPOLIS _ Texas Tech and Virginia have reached the national championship game by leaning on stingy defenses, overlooked and underappreciated stars, and no shortage of nail-biting NCAA Tournament wins. So, what will it take for the Red Raiders to hoist their first basketball trophy — and second NCAA title trophy in any sport? And what will it take Virginia to finally win its first hoops title? By Dave Skretta and Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 655 words, photos.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP-THING TO KNOW

MINNEAPOLIS _ The NCAA Tournament will take an ugly turn in its final or, depending on your perspective, be a masterpiece in defensive basketball. The national title game Monday night pits Virginia (34-3), the standard-bearer in lockdown basketball, against the new kids on the defensive block, the Texas Tech Red Raiders (31-6). By John Marshall. SENT: 655 words, photos.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP-GLOBAL GOALS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Both Virginia and Texas Tech have a rich international flavor on their rosters, and for some of these players the NCAA championship game might one day pale in comparison to playing in the Olympics for their home country. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 650 words, by 12 p.m. EST.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-THE CRUELEST CALL

MINNEAPOLIS _Lost somewhere amid all the agony at Auburn and euphoria at Virginia was the fact that sports are never fair. The tough call that helped push Virginia into the national final was the last of several bang-bang decisions referees had to make without the assistance of slow-motion replay or multiple camera angles. By National Writer Eddie Pells. 800 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

WILD-BROWN ARREST

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