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TOP STORY:

JAMAICAN LOTTERY SCAM

BISMARCK, N.D. — Closing arguments are expected in the trial of a Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job. Melinda Bulgin is the last of 27 defendants in the case that's believed to be the first large-scale Jamaican lottery scam tried in U.S. courts. Authorities say the scam bilked at least 90 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.7 million. By Blake Nicholson. Developing, on merits.

ACROSS THE STATE:

RED RIVER DIVERSION

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources host a meeting Thursday to discuss a revised plan for a Red River diversion project in the Fargo-Moorhead area. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

GOVERNOR-SECURITY COSTS

BISMARCK, N.D. — A legislative committee hears from the North Dakota Highway Patrol on security around the Capitol. The report comes after a Democratic lawmaker raised questions about security that was ramped up during the peak of Dakota Access pipeline requests and has remained even as the protests ran their course. By James MacPherson. On merits from 2:15 p.m. meeting.

IN BRIEF:

REVENUE FORECAST, RAMSEY COUNTY HOGS, HURRICANE-RED CROSS-NORTH DAKOTA, FARGO BUILDING PROJECT, CROP REPORT, UNIVERSITY DONATION

SPORTS:

TWINS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jorge Lopez tries to build on his last solid start at Kauffman Stadium when the Royals face Stephen Gonsalves and the Twins in the opener of a four-game series. By Tod Palmer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:15 p.m. CT.

VIKINGS-YOUNG DBs

EAGAN, Minn. — Mike Hughes was forced into a heavy role in his NFL debut by injuries in Minnesota's secondary, and this week the rookie has been preparing to face Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. There's no easing in for this first-round draft pick. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.

BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Ohio State averaged 650 yards and 64.5 points against two overmatched opponents. This week Dwayne Haskins and the Buckeyes will be going against a traditionally tough defense in TCU in a game that could have playoff implications. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN-WORTH THE RISK?

The last two Big Ten champions didn't make college football's playoff, in part because of early losses against tough nonconference foes. This year, Michigan State and Michigan have already dropped games, reducing their margins for error and raising again the question of whether playing tough teams out of conference is worth the risk. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.

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