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.

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TRUMP

BILLINGS, Mont. — President Donald Trump praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh's progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the "anger and the meanness on the other side," blasting Democrats' behavior toward his nominee as "sick." During a campaign rally in Montana Thursday, Trump sought to elevate Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters as he embraced a Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, a top GOP target in the fall elections. The president's strategy on the Supreme Court nomination aims to turn the screws on Tester and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, where Trump planned to appear Friday. By Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville. SENT: 860 words, photos, video. Developing.

TRAINING COMPLEX

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A massive military training complex over the Northern Plains is expanding — upward. The 35,000-square-mile Powder River Training Complex over the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming will now have higher maximum altitudes. That will allow detection-evading stealth aircraft to fly at normal operating altitudes. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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