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

January 10, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. _ An administrative law judge in North Dakota is recommending that state officials issue a water permit for an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Area landowners challenged a recommended permit allowing the Davis Refinery to draw water from an underwater aquifer. State Engineer Garland Erbele has the final say, and his decision can be appealed to state court. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words.

BURGUM SECURITY-BILL

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A North Dakota lawmaker is pushing a measure that would require disclosing the costs of providing security for the governor, lieutenant governor and their families, and better documentation of their travel. Republican Rep. Bill Devlin’s bill introduced late Wednesday comes after questions from lawmakers, The Associated Press and other media about the level of personal security for Gov. Doug Burgum. By James MacPherson. UPCOMING: 550 words by 2 p.m., photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

NORTH DAKOTA SUBMARINE

MINOT, N.D. _ A Navy submarine named for the state of North Dakota is returning from its first deployment later this month. The $2.6 billion, 377-foot-long USS North Dakota is able to launch cruise missiles, deliver special forces and carry out surveillance. Its homeport is in Connecticut. UPCOMING: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

PUBLIC SCHOOLS-BIBLE CURRICULUM, WILLIAMS COUNTY SPILL, FORENSIC EXAMINER SHORTAGE, PARKING LOT DEATH

SPORTS:

JETS-WILD

The Central Division-leading Winnipeg Jets, who’ve scored 12 goals in their last two games, visit rival Minnesota to take on the Wild, who return home from a four-game road trip. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

AMERICAN CUP

Grace McCallum is getting a showcase at the American Cup. The youngest member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team that won a gold medal at the 2018 world championships headlines the field for the annual exhibition, which will be held March 2 at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. The 16-year-old McCallum, from Isanti, Minnesota, will be joined by 2018 U.S. junior champion Leanne Wong, who will be making her senior debut at the first major elite event of 2019. By Will Graves. SENT: 535 words.

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

Wisconsin hosts Purdue on Friday night in a matchup between two of the top players in the Big Ten _ Ethan Happ and Carsen Edwards. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

WESTERN ILLINOIS-NORTH DAKOTA STATE

Western Illinois plays North Dakota State at Scheels Center.

IN BRIEF:

NORTH DAKOTA ST-COACHES

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