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

October 1, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

VOTER ID-NORTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota elections officials are appealing to leaders of the state’s American Indian tribes to help ensure tribal members have new proof-of-identity requirements needed to cast a ballot on Election Day. Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office notified the state’s five tribes by email outlining North Dakota voting ID requirements, including a contentious condition that voters must show proof of a current residential street address. By James MacPherson. UPCOMING: 450 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — A new survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states, but business leaders are concerned about the ongoing trade disputes. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says he expects business will slow down but continue growing in the next few months because of the trade concerns and rising interest rates. SENT: 285 words.

With:

MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

BISMARCK, N.D. — The chief people officer for North Dakota state government is heading back to the private sector, and the state is looking for her successor. Brought on a year ago as part of Gov. Doug Burgum’s theme of “reinventing” government, Cheri Schoenfish says the No. 1 question people ask her is what her job entails. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words. With AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

PHILIPPINES-US-ARRESTED PRIEST, CLOVERDALE FINED; HOSPITAL DEATH, HURRICANE HELP, MOOSE KILLED, MCLEAN COUNTY FATAL, TASK FORCE THREAT

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-PASS RUSH

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are allowing the sixth-highest passer rating in the NFL one-quarter of the way through this season. One problem has been a pass rush negated by rollouts and misdirections cleverly used by opponents. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 4 p.m. CDT.

TWINS WRAPUP

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins took a step back this season and enter next year with many more question marks. With so many expiring contracts, though, they’ll have plenty of flexibility for improvements. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, by 4 p.m. CDT.

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