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

October 2, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

REFINERY-NATIONAL PARK

BISMARCK, N.D. — Environmental groups opposing the site of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota want a judge to reconsider his recent recommendation that state regulators dismiss the groups’ challenge. They accuse the Davis Refinery developer of not updating state officials about revisions to the project. Meridian Energy Group says it had no reason or requirement to do so. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words. AP Photo planned.

AROUND THE STATE:

FOOD RESEARCH FACILITY

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University is proposing a $60 million foods research facility on its Fargo campus to house several food-related sciences including the university’s Meat Lab, which is backed by the state’s largest rancher group. The State Board of Higher Education has authorized private fundraising of up to $6 million for the center, but state funding also will be needed. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING CHILDREN-HOMICIDE, FORT BERTHOLD-SAFETY, GRAND FORKS ROBBERY, APARTMENT FIRE, GRAND FORKS FATAL, FATAL SEMIS-PICKUP CRASH

SPORTS:

TWINS-MOLITOR

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have fired Paul Molitor, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award. Molitor has been offered another position within the organization. In four seasons under Molitor, the Twins went 305-343 with one appearance in the playoffs in 2017. They were 78-84 this year, long out of postseason contention after a series of early setbacks to several key players. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 585 words, photos.

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