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AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest, ND

October 6, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

TRIBAL FIREFIGHTERS

FORT YATES, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has formed a volunteer firefighter program, the first of its kind on the reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. The tribe used a grant of about $260,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to recruit and train volunteers. The long-term goal is creating a full-time fire department on the reservation. SENT: 230 words.

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Badlands National Park in South Dakota is considering renovations and new construction to meet the growing needs of visitors and park administrative functions. The Rapid City Journal reports that the proposal would upgrade the park’s visitor center, headquarters, lodge, campground and other facilities in the Cedar Pass area. The plan and environmental assessment are open to public comments through Nov. 2. More than 1 million people visited the park last year. SENT: 310 words.

EXCHANGE-ELECTION 2018-NORTH DAKOTA-SUPREME COURT

BISMARCK, N.D. — Just one statewide race in North Dakota this year has no political party associated with it: a 10-year term on the state Supreme Court. North Dakota’s judicial races have been nonpartisan since 1910, after a nasty election involving libel in 1906. This year, voters will weigh incumbent Justice Lisa Fair McEvers, who has served almost five years, and longtime Bismarck trial lawyer Bob Bolinske Sr., who previously ran unsuccessfully in 2016. Those involved with the judiciary say experience and temperament are key to consider for Supreme Court candidates. By Jack Dura, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1024 words.

IN BRIEF:

SNOW-NORTH DAKOTA CRASHES

SPORTS:

NORTH DAKOTA STATE-NORTHERN IOWA

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA — North Dakota State plays Northern Iowa at UNI-Dome.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS-WILD

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild host the Golden Knights in a matchup of two Western Conference playoff teams from a season ago that lost their openers earlier this week. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.

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