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

September 27, 2018

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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

WOMAN KILLED-BABY TAKEN

FARGO, N.D. — A man on trial in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb denied any role in her death, testifying Thursday that when he walked into his apartment and heard a baby cry, he thought his girlfriend had given birth. By Dave Kolpack. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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WOMAN KILLED-BABY TAKEN-THE LATEST

PIPELINE PROTESTS

BISMARCK, N.D. — The American Indian tribe that’s led opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has formally pledged support for protests against three other pipeline projects. The Standing Rock Sioux Council this month unanimously approved resolutions supporting efforts by other tribes to oppose the Enbridge Line 3 project in Minnesota, the Keystone XL pipeline in Montana and South Dakota, and the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 300 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

ISLE ROYALE WOLVES

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Officials have relocated two gray wolves from the mainland to Isle Royale National Park, kicking off a multi-year effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain. The National Park Service says a 4-year-old female and a 5-year-old male were flown to the park Wednesday from the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in Minnesota. By John Flesher. SENT: 130 words, photos. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

PORT DISPUTE, RATE INCREASES, DECORATION SCARE, CROP REPORT

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-RAMS

LOS ANGELES — Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams host Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings in a compelling short-week NFC matchup. The Rams (3-0) have outscored their opponents by a combined 66 points.

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

The highest-scoring teams in the nation meet when No. 4 Ohio State visits No. 9 Penn State. The winner will gain the inside track in the Big Ten East race and put a big check mark on its College Football Playoff resume. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN-PASSING GAME

The Big Ten has been home to some of the nation’s most accurate passes so far in 2018 — a small group that’s been full of surprises. Four of the 18 quarterbacks nationally who’ve completed at least 70 percent of their throws reside in the league, by far the best ratio in the county.

IN BRIEF:

NORTH DAKOTA-POLL

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