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. Amy Forliti is on the desk.

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TOP STORIES:

KYRIE IRVING-RESERVATION VISIT

FORT YATES, N.D. — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving has officially become a member of the Standing Rock Sioux. Irving and his older sister, Asia Irving, took part Thursday in a traditional Native American ceremony recognizing their tribal heritage and support for the tribe's long battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. They were honored with Lakota names during a ritual in a packed auditorium that tribal spokeswoman Danielle Finn said "is a very special rite of passage for a Lakota person." By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 130 words, photos. Developing.

COMMERCE SECRETARY-NORTH DAKOTA

FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross joins GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer at a forum to discuss President Donald Trump's trade strategies. Cramer is challenging Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in a race where Heitkamp has sought to make trade a major issue. By Dave Kolpack. Developing. With AP Photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

LAKE-DRILLING LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is suing the U.S. Department of Interior in an effort to continue challenging North Dakota oil wells that the tribe says are drilled too close to Lake Sakakawea. MHA Chairman Mark Fox tells the Bismarck Tribune that the tribe is exhausting its appeals after the Bureau of Land Management approved oil wells he says are closer to the lake than tribal regulations allow. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

SON SHOT, CROP REPORT, FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

SPORTS:

ATHLETICS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Oakland Athletics, neck and neck with the Houston Astros in the AL West race, start a four-game series in Minnesota against the Twins. Trevor Cahill pitches for the A's, and Kohl Stewart takes the mound for the Twins, who have won 19 of their last 25 home games. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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