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AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest, ND

June 3, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY

DESPERATELY SEEKING STUDENTS

FARGO, N.D. — A college on the North Dakota Badlands that is rebounding from an academic scandal six years ago that led to plummeting enrollment says it can’t continue its growth solely with in-state students. Dickinson State University’s enrollment shown back-to-back enrollment increases, mostly with North Dakota students. The school’s president is hoping to bolster that in part by increasing the percentage of overseas students — the area that got Dickinson State in trouble in the first place. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 800 words.

AROUND THE STATE

DEVILS LAKE-DOWNTOWN

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A number of Devils Lake merchants and residents are opposing a project to improve the city’s historic downtown. The project includes improving the downtown area with sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement, and aesthetic additions. The Devils Lake Journal reports that the comment period for the project has long passed, but the city is now asking a steering committee how to modify original plans. SENT: 240 words.

EXCHANGE-SPIDER STRENGTH

FARGO, N.D. —An assistant professor at North Dakota State University has developed a device she thinks will be a big advance in the effort to spin synthetic spider silk and recreate the strong, stretchy fibers. Amanda Brooks says she came up with the idea during a conversation with her engineer husband about microfluidics, the science of precise control and manipulation of liquids. By Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio. SENT IN ADVANCE: 746 words.

IN BRIEF

MAX FATAL

SPORTS

INDIANS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins send Kyle Gibson, who hasn’t earned a victory since his first start of the season, to the mound against Cleveland to try to win the four-game series. Mike Clevinger pitches for the Indians. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. CDT.

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