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-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Monday amended a $1 billion racketeering lawsuit it filed last August against three environmental entities, after a federal judge in recent weeks criticized the original filing and said two of those entities couldn't be sued. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

BASIN ELECTRIC-BUYOUTS

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 300 Basin Electric Power Cooperative employees are taking buyouts as the North Dakota-based utility tries to cut costs amid a plummeting financial outlook. Basin's latest financial forecast predicts a decade of losses at subsidiary Dakota Gasification Co., which operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah. The majority of co-op employees taking buyouts are from North Dakota. Some are from South Dakota and Wyoming. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

HOME EXPLOSION-FATAL, REGISTER LISTING, DEVILS LAKE SCHOOL VOTE

SPORTS:

TWINS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — The AL Central-leading Indians can increase their division lead as they open a three-game series against second-place Minnesota with Trevor Bauer starting the opener of the four-game series against Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson. Game time 7:10 p.m.

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