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

February 25, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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AROUND THE STATE:

WINTER WEATHER-UPPER MIDWEST

MINNEAPOLIS _ Dangerous cold blanketed the Upper Midwest as many residents began the work week by digging out from a weekend blizzard that shut down highways across the region, stranded motorists and anglers, and even contributed to a freight train derailment. SENT: 565 words, photos.

With:

WINTER WEATHER-UPPER MIDWEST-THE LATEST

COLD WEATHER-CATTLE

MANDAN, N.D. _ The cold winter has resulted in extra feed and bedding costs for cattle ranchers, and if the bitter temperatures continue, it could be an issue with calving season right around the corner. The North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network says most parts of the state haven’t been above freezing in more than 40 days. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL STABBING-APPEAL, CHASE-DEPUTY INJURED, BUS DRIVER ATTACKED

SPORTS:

TWINS-GONZALEZ

FORT MYERS, Fla. _ Versatile free agent Marwin Gonzalez is officially a Minnesota Twin. The multi-positional player reported to spring training after signing a $21 million, two-year contract. Manager Rocco Baldelli says he’s excited to have a player who can fill so many positions. The 29-year-old Gonzalez gets $12 million this year and $9 million in 2020. He spent his first seven seasons with the Astros. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 165 words, photo. Will be updated.

KINGS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Sacramento Kings, trying to keep up in the Western Conference playoff race, visit Minnesota to wrap up a three-game road trip out of the All-Star break. The Timberwolves play their first home game in 12 days. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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