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

October 10, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

REFINERY-NATIONAL PARK

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators won’t order a company to stop work on an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park so they can study the appropriateness of the site. The decision eliminates a potential big roadblock for the $800 million Davis Refinery. But it’s based on a technicality in state law and is unlikely to end debate over whether the refinery is too close to the state’s top tourist attraction. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.

TRIBAL TAXATION

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some American Indian leaders are lukewarm over legislation that would allow tribes in North Dakota to collect a state sales tax on their reservations. The legislation would require taxation of all tribal and non-tribal owned businesses. Tribal leaders say Indian-owned casinos should be exempt because revenue from them is used for essential services on reservations. By James McPherson. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

TAUNTING FUGITIVE-ARREST, POLICE SHOOTING-MANDAN, DAKOTAS SNOW, DEATH INVESTIGATION-GRAND FORKS, MINOT HOMICIDE-TRIAL, CHURCH ARREST

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-COUSINS

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have become a prolific passing team under new quarterback Kirk Cousins, whose ability to thread pinpoint throws into tight windows and trust in wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs has been on a record-setting space. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 650 words, by 6 p.m. EDT.

TIMBERWOLVES PREVIEW

MINNEAPOLIS — With Jimmy Butler’s status still unresolved, coach Tom Thibodeau and the Minnesota Timberwolves have a cloudy outlook going into the season, just months after their first playoff appearance in 14 years.

Also:

FOOTBALL PREP POLL

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