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

April 13, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

SCULPTURE DISPUTE

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Landowners and the sculptor of the Enchanted Highway in western North Dakota have resolved a dispute concerning liability and the lease linked to the statuary road’s flagship sculpture. In 2017, Seth and Kayla O’Donnell closed public access to the 110-foot-tall (3,300 centimeters), 78-ton carving on their property. Sculptor Gary Greff subsequently sued the pair. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the two parties resolved the dispute outside of court in March before the court trial in mid-April. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-MINOT FLOOD ANNIVERSARY

MINOT, N.D. _ A geyser of water surging through a gopher hole threatened to burst a natural dike in the city. A man who sought much needed sleep following endless hours of sandbagging was abruptly tossed into the air. A group of about 30 angry residents, shovels in hand and intent on cutting away a dike, were stopped by authorities. The above events occurred during the 1969 flood that ravaged Minot and other communities along the Souris River. It was an April never to be forgotten by those who experienced it. By Kim Fundingsland, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1278 words.

SCENIC TRAILS STATUS

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to elevate the status of two trails, therefore providing access to more funding to expand and maintain the routes. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the legislation would designate the Ice Age and North Country national scenic trails as units of the National Park Service. The North Country National Scenic Trail stretches from New York to North Dakota. SENT: 350 words.

SPORTS:

TIGERS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Detroit plays Minnesota at Target Field, starting the series a day late after the opener was postponed by wintry weather. Michael Pineda pitches for the Twins, and Tyson Ross takes the mound for the Tigers. By Mike Cook. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2:10 p.m. EST.

NEW YORK CITY FC-MINNESOTA UNITED FC

MINNEAPOLIS _ The New York City FC plays at the Minnesota United FC.

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