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AP-ND--North Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ND

January 5, 2018

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

OIL PIPELINE-PROTEST SHOOTING

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge is refusing to delay and limiting the scope of the upcoming trial of a Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.

UREA PLANT

BEULAH, N.D. — North Dakota’s first urea plant is expected to start making the fertilizer this month, transforming operations at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant and giving a boost to farmers in the region. UPCOMING: 250 words. Photo requested.

TRUMP-OFFSHORE DRILLING-Q&A

WASHINGTON — The energy industry is cheering the Trump administration’s proposal to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling, saying it will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies and create jobs. By David Koenig and Matthew Daly. SENT: 860 words, photos.

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