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

September 4, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

STOLEN RUBY SLIPPERS

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal authorities have recovered a pair of ruby-red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz,” 13 years after they were stolen from a Minnesota museum. The FBI says they set up a sting operation after a man approached the insurer of the shoes to say he could help get them back. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 350 words. Developing from 1 p.m. news conference. AP Photos, AP Video.

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — Economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states took a leap forward last month, according to a survey report issued Tuesday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 61.1 in August, compared with 57.0 in July, the report said. It’s the 21st straight month the index remained above growth neutral 50.0. SENT: 305 words.

With:

MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

EXCHANGE-BOOMING OIL-TRANSPORT

SAN ANTONIO — Oil producers in the Permian Basin, dealing with a shortage of pipelines, are increasingly turning to trucks and rail to ship the flood of crude from the West Texas oil field to refineries and export terminals on the Gulf Coast. The San Antonio Express-News reports crude oil production in the Permian has reached 3.6 million barrels a day, while pipeline capacity out of the region is just 3.5 million barrels a day, according to the energy research firm Wood Mackenzie. Next, crude is selling for as much as $10 more a barrel in South Texas, the Gulf Coast and other markets outside of West Texas, where inventories are building in part because of the lack of pipeline capacity. By Rye Druzin, San Antonio Express-News. SENT: 870 words, pursuing photos.

IN BRIEF:

BISMARCK FATAL-ID, TEACHER-PENCIL ATTACK, TRIBE-TREATMENT CENTER, ROBBERY-SHOOTING CASE

SPORTS:

TWINS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitches for Houston as the Astros try for their fourth straight win in the second of three games against the Minnesota Twins. By Kristie Rieken. Starts at 7:10 p.m. CT.

IN BRIEF:

JETS-WHEELER

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