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

October 12, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-NORTH DAKOTA

FARGO, N.D. — Republican Kevin Cramer’s hopes for helping his party pick up a critical Senate seat in North Dakota are tied tightly to President Donald Trump. It’s a savvy bet in a state Trump carried by 36 points two years ago and where he remains popular. Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is arguing the state needs someone who isn’t “going to just follow the herd.” By Sara Burnett. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos by noon.

HINDU TEMPLE

TEA, S.D. — A Hindu temple scheduled to open Sunday in Tea will be the first of its kind in the Dakotas, according to the temple’s founders. Surrounded by farmland southwest of Sioux Falls, the Hindu Temple of Siouxland will open to serve Hindu communities across the region. UPCOMING: 250 words. AP Photo requested.

AUGUSTANA-DIV I

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin says the Sioux Falls school is exploring a move to NCAA Division I athletics. But she says it’s part of a broader, long-term planning process, and won’t be an athletics-only decision. UPCOMING: 250 words, on news and sports lines.

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