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

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

REFINERY-NATIONAL PARK

BISMARCK, N.D. — The National Parks Conservation Association and two other groups are suing the state of North Dakota over a permit that allows construction of an oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The lawsuit comes about two weeks after two of the groups filed a separate complaint with North Dakota regulators seeking to have the refinery’s location studied. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words. AP Photo planned.

NORTH DAKOTA-TORNADO

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The hospital in Watford City is treating victims of this week’s tornado — just a matter of days after the $76 million facility opened. The hospital’s chief administrative officer says the old facility would not have been equipped to handle the disaster. UPCOMING: 250 words.

PREVAILING WIND PROJECT

AVON, S.D. — South Dakota regulators are listening to public comments as they weigh a proposed 61-turbine, $297 million wind project on 78 square miles of land in three counties. Utah-based SPower would own and operate the Prevailing Wind Park project, selling the electricity to North Dakota-based Basin Electric Power Cooperative. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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