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.

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TOP STORY:

SEVERED HAND

BISMARCK, N.D. — The wife of a Jamestown man who severed a hand while making sausage in his garage believes the quick actions of emergency responders likely saved his life but says her husband will still lose the hand. Cel Schlafman says there's no chance doctors will be able to reattach the left hand of her right-handed 69-year-old husband, Myron. He was injured Friday in what his wife says was a "freak accident." By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 350 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

WIND ENERGY-LANDOWNERS

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Agriculture Department is launching a program to help landowners resolve concerns related to wind energy development. It's similar to an initiative developed in 2015 related to pipeline construction. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the program fills a need for landowners at a time when more wind farms are likely to be developed in the state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

TEEN DRIVERS-TEXTING, SQUIRREL STRUCK, STORE RAIDED-PLEA, DRUG BUST, MANDAN SHOOTING

SPORTS:

TWINS-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins open a two-game series against Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox. The teams played a makeup game at Minnesota on Monday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.

AROUND THE WNBA

NEW YORK — Breanna Stewart has taken her game to a new level this year to lead Seattle to the top spot in the league. Her efforts earned her Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year honors on Tuesday. The award was chosen by the 14-member media panel that votes for the weekly poll. Stewart averaged 21.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and shot 52.9 percent from the field this season to help the Storm earn a bye until the semifinals of the playoffs. She received 12 of the 14 votes with Liz Cambage earning the other two. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 640 words, photos.

NCAA VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

Nebraska comes into the volleyball season with eight newcomers on its 15-woman roster, and it would be easy for coach John Cook to look at this as a rebuilding year. Not happening. The second-ranked Cornhuskers have won two of the last three national championships and haven't missed the final four since 2014. By Eric Olson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MINN DULUTH-COACH QUITS

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