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

September 13, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

JAMAICAN LOTTERY SCAM

BISMARCK, N.D. — Closing arguments are expected in the trial of a Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job. Melinda Bulgin is the last of 27 defendants in the case that’s believed to be the first large-scale Jamaican lottery scam tried in U.S. courts. Authorities say the scam bilked at least 90 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.7 million. By Blake Nicholson. Developing, on merits.

RED RIVER DIVERSION

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hold a meeting Thursday to discuss a revised plan for a Red River diversion project in the Fargo-Moorhead area. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

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