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.

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TOP STORY:

OIL PIPELINE-SECURITY

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota judge hears arguments on whether he should reconsider his decision not to ban from the state a North Carolina-based company hired by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota's Private Investigative and Security Board maintains that a court injunction keeping TigerSwan out of the state is necessary for it to do its "core function" of protecting the public from illegal activity. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words. Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.

AROUND THE STATE:

TRANSMISSION LINE

UNDERWOOD, N.D. — Great River Energy is preparing to invest $130 million in upgrading a transmission line that moves 73 percent of the cooperative's power supply 436 miles from Underwood to Buffalo, Minn., west of the Twin Cities, and serves about 500,000 customers across Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. One official compares the project to upgrading from an 8-track tape to an iPhone. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

ENDANGERED FISH-DAM, AG COMPANIES-TARIFFS-AID, MINOT STATE-DONATION, ETHICS MEASURE, PICKUP BED FATAL, TEACHER-SEXUAL ASSAULT, BISMARCK-DRUG CRIMES

SPORTS:

TWINS-BLUE JAYS

TORONTO — Jose Berrios (9-7, 3.68) takes the mound as Minnesota tries to win two in a row in Toronto. Ryan Borucki (0-1, 3.52), making his fifth big-league start, will go for the Blue Jays. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. 6 p.m. CT start.

AROUND THE WNBA

As the WNBA heads into the All-Star Break this week, it's been a strong first few months of play. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.

BIG TEN-MEDIA DAYS

CHICAGO — Wisconsin's success is about as ho-hum as their leader's personality. All the Badgers do is win under no-nonsense, coach-next-door Paul Chryst. The rest of the Big Ten West will be looking to take down Wisconsin — again. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

VIKINGS-SPARANO, OKLAHOMA ST-MINNESOTA-STADIUM GAME

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