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

December 18, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.



FRIDLEY, Minn. _ Garrison Keillor is stepping back into the spotlight a year after Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with the former “A Prairie Home Companion” host over a sexual misconduct allegation. Keillor performed two sold-out shows Sunday night at Crooners, a jazz nightclub in a Minneapolis suburb near where he grew up. Fans laughed, applauded and sang along. It’s a much smaller audience than the millions of listeners Keillor entertained weekly on his Saturday evening radio show. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 745 words, photos.


BISMARCK, N.D. _ A recent study by the High Plains Fair Housing Council concluded transgender people are experiencing high levels of discrimination when seeking housing in North Dakota. The nonprofit conducted the testing in anticipation that state legislators Might consider another proposal next year to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. UPCOMING: 250 words.


MILWAUKEE _ No. 20 Marquette returns from a break for finals to host North Dakota in men’s basketball. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CT.


MINNEAPOLIS _ The San Jose Sharks, who are on a four-game winning streak, visit the Minnesota Wild, who expect captain Mikko Koivu back in the lineup after a four-game absence due to injury. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.


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