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BC-ND--North Dakota News Digest 6 pm, ND

March 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. Jeff Baenen is on the desk, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 5 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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COMING TOMORROW:

NORTH DAKOTA BUDGET

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Legislature will set its final budget numbers Thursday as lawmakers begin finishing their work on the state’s 2019-2021 spending plan. Lawmakers will base their numbers on a pair of forecasts that predict rosier-than-expected revenue due to an uptick in oil prices and production. By James MacPherson. Developing from 2 p.m. meeting.

TOP STORIES:

OIL TAX-LAND BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The possible misallocation of millions of dollars in North Dakota oil money may have affected a third constitutional fund, lawmakers were told Wednesday. By James MacPherson. SENT: 400 words.

SUNSHINE WEEK-POLICE VIDEOS

IOWA CITY, Iowa _ The video is brief but disturbing: An officer is seen hitting an unarmed suspect with his pistol as the man falls into the grass. An autopsy would later show that he died from a gunshot to the back of the head. After the death last July of 26-year-old Daniel Fuller in Devils Lake, North Dakota, investigators described the video to his grieving relatives. But for days, weeks and then months, they refused to release it to the family or the public. The scenario is typical. An investigation by The Associated Press has found that police departments routinely withhold video taken by body-worn and dashboard-mounted cameras that show officer-involved shootings and other uses of force. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 1,715 words. ABRIDGED: 945 words. Video, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

WINTER WEATHER

CHEYENNE, Wyo._ A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, high winds, rain or floods to more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. By Bob Moen and Dan Elliott. SENT: 560 words, photos, video. Developing.

OVERDOSE DEATHS-NORTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK, N.D. _ After a record number of 77 drug overdose deaths in North Dakota in 2016, that number has declined slightly. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

GOVERNOR TRAVEL, DRIVER’S LICENSE FEES

SPORTS:

AROUND THE NHL

The latest member of the NHL’s 1,000-point club may also be among its least appreciated, the byproduct of Evgeni Malkin playing in the shadow of Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Sidney Crosby and fellow Russian Alex Ovechkin. It’s a notion Malkin’s friends _ Crosby and Ovechkin chief among them _ think should change. By Will Graves. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

3M OPEN-MICKELSON

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