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BC-ND--North Dakota News Digest 6 pm, ND

January 9, 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, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

COMING TOMORROW:

RED RIVER DIVERSION

FARGO, N.D. — A task force assembled by the governors of North Dakota and Minnesota is scheduled to release its recommendations for saving a stalled Red River diversion project meant to protect Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, from chronic flooding. By Dave Kolpack.

AROUND THE STATE:

ELK CREEK PIPELINE

BISMARCK, N.D. — Officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota and help reduce the wasteful flaring of excess gas in the state’s oil fields. Oneok’s 900-mile Elk Creek Pipeline would carry up to 240,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from a terminal near Sidney, Montana, to Bushton, Kansas. The project still needs regulatory approvals from federal, state and local agencies. SENT: 340 words.

IN BRIEF:

SINKS SEIZED, BUSINESS FIRE, DORM-ATTEMPTED ASSAULT

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-SET FOR SAINTS

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings finally have their first postseason opponent set with the New Orleans Saints, a team they beat handily in the opener when both teams looked a lot different than they do now. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words.

SAINTS-EVOLUTION

METAIRIE, La. — A return to Minnesota in the NFC divisional playoffs provides the Saints a chance to reflect on all the ways they’ve evolved — and hopefully improved — since a relatively uncompetitive loss against the Vikings in Week 1 of the regular season. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

CAVALIERS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have split the first two games of their five-game road swing, make their annual trip to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST. By Dave Campbell.

ALSO:

BKH--North Dakota Boys Class B Poll, BKH--North Dakota Girls Class B Poll

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