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

May 11, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

TRIBE-GOVERNOR DISPUTE

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Oglala Sioux tribe has bluntly told Gov. Kristi Noem to stay away from the Pine Ridge Reservation because of her support for legislation aimed at heading off large-scale protests against the Keystone XL pipeline. But the tribe says that shouldn’t imperil state support for a massive post-spring flooding reconstruction project. The tribe wants state help rebuilding roads. Noem recently told reporters she hopes to quickly resolve the ban issue and work with the tribe on such needs. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 720 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

GRAIN GROWERS

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is withdrawing from the National Association of Wheat Growers. Grain Growers President Jeff Mertz says the state group doesn’t believe it’s getting an “adequate return” on the dues it pays because it’s seen a decline in national group support for issues specifically affecting North Dakota. National group President Ben Scholz says it “did everything possible” to address the state group’s concerns. SENT: 210 words.

EXCHANGE-KENMARE FORCE

KENMARE, N.D. _ Community policing means lunching with kids at the school, giving sober rides after bar hours and sharing stories with the truckers and staff at the local Cenex. It’s also trading the badge for a medical responder title when there’s an ambulance run and feeling the community’s pain when arson strikes a city landmark. Community policing is important to Kenmare’s two-person police department. The department consists of a transplanted California mom as chief and a multi-lingual assistant chief raised in Asia, but the officers are fully bonded to their small Ward County community. By Jill Schramm, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,186 words.

EXCHANGE-ABERDEEN FIRE MARSHAL

ABERDEEN, S.D. _ After 29 years with the Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Jamestown, North Dakota native Michael Thompson is ready for retirement. As the Aberdeen fire marshal, Thompson investigates fires, deals with the handling of hazardous materials and administration of burn permits for the city of Aberdeen. Thompson’s last day was April 26, where he said the thing he’ll miss most is the big family he’ll leave behind at the fire department. By Shannon Marvel, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 371 words.

IN BRIEF:

MINOT HOMICIDE

SPORTS:

TIGERS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Twins host the Detroit Tigers in a day-night doubleheader to make up an April game postponed by wintry weather. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Games start at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. CDT.

MINNESOTA FC-CHICAGO FIRE

CHICAGO _ The Minnesota United FC plays at the Chicago Fire.

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