BC-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND
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BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota lawmakers are expected to establish a starting point Wednesday afternoon for state government’s next two-year budget. Gov. Doug Burgum has proposed a $14.3 billion spending plan, the second-highest in state history. But oil prices that have slid in recent weeks could have the Legislature setting its 2019-2020 budget plan well below the governor’s preference. It’s the Legislature _ not the governor _ that controls the state’s checkbook and decides how much money to spend. By James MacPherson. SENT: 130 words. Developing.
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BISMARCK, N.D. _ Gov. Doug Burgum says construction of a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora would elevate North Dakota’s reputation around the globe. Burgum has proposed dedicating $50 million of state money for the library being developed by a private foundation. He pitched the idea Wednesday to a House appropriations subcommittee. Some lawmakers said they’d like to see some solid private money commitments before they devote state money. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 540 words.
NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN-VIOLENCE
BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota lawmakers will consider a pair of bills that would require law enforcement training and data collection on missing and murdered Native Americans. The proposals mirror the national Savanna’s Act, named for the Fargo woman who disappeared in 2017 and was later found murdered. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
JUVENILE CULPABILITY, TRANSCANADA-NAME CHANGE, TODDLER ABUSED-SENTENCE
OKLAHOMA CITY _ Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins attempted to clarify comments Wednesday that he used the word gay to describe Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder’s behavior during their game. Thunder center Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher in the third quarter after Wiggins collided with Noel on a dunk attempt Tuesday night. Schroder, unhappy about the play and other incidents in what was a testy game, eventually was given a technical foul for an altercation with Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 410 words, photos.
N DAKOTA ST-COACHES
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