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

August 31, 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. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

TINIEST TOWN-NORTH DAKOTA

RUSO, N.D. — North Dakota’s smallest incorporated city is rebounding after the death of its longtime mayor. On the verge of collapse, the McLean County community of Ruso now expects to soon experience a doubling of its population — from two residents to four. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-DRAKE THRESHING SHOW

DRAKE, N.D. — Folks will be starting up the steam engines and pulling out the blacksmith tools once more to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Drake Threshing Show in North Dakota. The show on Sept. 8-9 offers something for every ag history buff and engine enthusiast. The history of the show dates to the late 1960s, when discussions of old-time threshing days led to a “trial run” on the farm of Bob Alme, a few miles west of Drake. The unadvertised affair attracted more than 250 visitors. By Jill Schramm, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1056 words.

IN BRIEF:

SUPCO-LIBERTARIAN RECOUNT, WHITE BUFFALO, KYRIE IRVING-RESERVATION, SEX ABUSE CASES, FUEL COMPANY PURCHASE, CAMPUS PRESIDENTS, OFFICER ASSAULT-PLEA, EASEMENT DISPUTE

SPORTS:

TWINS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas — Minnesota lefty Stephen Gonsalves is looking for his first major league win in his third career start. Drew Hutchison goes for the Rangers in the opener of a three-game series between AL also-rans. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.

S. DAKOTA ST-IOWA ST

AMES, Iowa — For the first time in a while, Iowa State will enter an opener that it’s expected to win with ease. The Cyclones (8-5 in 2017), fresh off one of the best seasons in school history, host South Dakota State of the FCS on Saturday in the first game of rising coach Matt Campbell’s third year in charge. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 3 a.m. CT.

S DAKOTA-KANSAS ST

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State opens its season against South Dakota in what doubles as an important tuneup for the Wildcats, who take a big step up in competition when Mississippi State rolls into town the following week. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

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