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

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

HAZING INVESTIGATION

COLFAX, N.D. — Residents of a southeastern North Dakota school district where alleged hazing at the high school led to charges against five boys have recalled three school board members, including the Richland 44 district board president. Authorities in mid-February referred five boys to juvenile court following alleged misconduct in the boys’ locker room at the Colfax school of 160 students. The school’s superintendent resigned, the principal retired and the athletic director also departed. SENT: 405 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

DICKENSON REFINERY

DICKINSON, N.D. — The owner of a small crude oil refinery in western North Dakota is proposing to convert the facility to process vegetable oil instead of petroleum to produce renewable diesel. The plant would be a first-of-its-kind facility for North Dakota. The state is taking public comments. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-TAEKWONDO CHAMPION

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A North Dakota man with Down syndrome has become a taekwondo world champion. Alexander Paulson earned much respect during the weekend of July 13-15 when the 22-year-old became a world champion at the 49th ATA Taekwondo World Expo in Little Rock, Arkansas. Paulson has Trisomy 21, which is described as having the presence of three chromosomes rather than the usual matched pair. This is the form of Down syndrome that is found in most cases. By Chris Harris, Devils Lake Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 671 words.

IN BRIEF:

JUVENILES-MURDER CONSPIRACY, OFFICER PUNCHED, MISSING FORT BERTHOLD WOMAN, MANDAN-VICIOUS DOGS, OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

SPORTS:

ROYALS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins start a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals, with Jake Odorizzi taking the mound for the home team and Heath Fillmyer pitching for the visitors. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

BLAINE, Minn. — The final 3M Championship begins at the TPC Twin Cities Course, with defending champion Paul Goydos and local favorite Tom Lehman among the senior golfers vying for the last crown before the tournament joins the PGA Tour in 2019. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 7 p.m. EDT.

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