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

March 28, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

EQUAL RIGHTS SUPPORT

BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota’s Republican-controlled Legislature is considering a resolution that seeks to rescind its 1975 support of the Equal Rights Amendment. The resolution sponsored by seven male GOP lawmakers says Congress’ deadline for ratification of the gender-equality amendment came and went in 1979 and is no longer valid. If the resolution is approved by the Legislature, North Dakota would join a handful of other states that ratified the amendment and later took back their votes, though it’s unclear whether those rescissions are valid. Developing.

SPRING FLOODING

Record-breaking flooding has forced dozens of people on a South Dakota reservation to evacuate, and ranchers are looking to get their livestock out of harm’s way while waiting for a river to crest. Elsewhere, the governor of North Dakota has declared a state of emergency and heavy snows in Montana have people on alert. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 300 words.

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HIGHWAY WORKER KILLED, FATAL STABBING-WAHPETON

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INDIANS-TWINS

The defending AL Central champion Cleveland Indians start the season at Minnesota, where Jose Berrios and the Twins are poised to give them a strong run in 2019 after finishing a distant second last year. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m. EST.

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S DAKOTA ST-HENDERSON

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