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AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest, ND

July 15, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOLUNTEER

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota man has found his niche as a volunteer with the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Doug Wurtz of Bismarck and originally from Ryder, said he read a story in the Minot Daily News 12 years ago about an archaeological project to be conducted at Beacon Island, northwest of New Town. He volunteered for one of the nine-day Beacon Island project sessions and ended up being totally hooked on archaeology. By Eloise Ogden, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 820 words.

FOOTBALL FACILITY

VERMILLION, S.D. — Work will begin this summer on the new outdoor practice area for the University of South Dakota’s football team. The Argus Leader reports that the Coyotes may be able to use the new outdoor fields later this fall or when practice begins in the spring. The project is part of the university’s $26.3 million transformation of its athletic facilities. USD is one of four Division I athletic programs in the Dakotas. SENT: 230 words.

DWINDLING DRIVE-INS

LITCHFIELD, Minn. — Hollywood’s demands and the changing economics of the film industry are making it tough for the owners of Minnesota’s remaining drive-in movie theaters to make ends meet. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that in the 1950s, there were nearly 80 drive-in theaters across the state. Now there are just six in the cities of Elko, Long Prairie, Warren, Lake Elmo, Litchfield and Luverne. SENT: 250 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

McKENZIE COUNTY SPILL

SPORTS:

RAYS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays wrap up their four-game series, heading into the All-Star break. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m.

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