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AP-ND--North Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ND

July 12, 2018

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



MANDAN, N.D. — In the North Dakota Senate race, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp’s woman-next-door appeal makes her difficult to attack, but Supreme Court politics make her a more attractive target. SENT: 950 words, photos. By Thomas Beamount. SENT: 990 words, photos.


BISMARCK, N.D. — Increased traffic due to oil activity and population growth in western North Dakota have prompted state wildlife officials to work with state transportation officials on safe road crossings for wildlife. A recent highway expansion near Williston included an underpass designed for moose, and officials are recommending more underpasses for bighorn sheep, mule deer and other animals. UPCOMING: 250 words.


WATFORD CITY, N.D. — City and county officials say residents of a North Dakota RV park did not hear warning sirens that were sounded before a deadly tornado, raising questions if the system performed the way it should have. The storm killed a week-old baby and injured dozens more people. On merits.


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