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

March 19, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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



BISMARCK, N.D. _ The North Dakota Senate has its second chance in two years to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions that are rooted in religious tradition. The measure lifting the state’s so-called blue laws is schedule for a floor vote on Tuesday. Republican Rep. Shannon Roers Jones of Fargo says a straw poll shows her measure may pass the Senate this year but without the help of her father, Fargo GOP Sen. Jim Roers, who is against the repeal. Developing.


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