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. Dave Kolpack has the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORY:

GROUND GAME-ABORTION-IOWA

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats and Republicans once largely agreed that the upcoming midterm elections would hinge on the economy, health care and President Donald Trump's popularity. Not anymore. A Supreme Court vacancy has pushed abortion to the forefront of election year politics, with both supporters and opponents suggesting that the emotional issue could drive more voters to the polls. That's especially true in states like Iowa, where Republicans have enacted restrictive measures on abortion in the past two years. Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana are both seen as key votes on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's successor. By Thomas Beaumont and Barbara Rodriguez. SENT: 1040 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

OBIT-ED SCHULTZ

Broadcasting personality Ed Schulz, whose career took him from quarterbacking at a Minnesota college to national radio and television, has died. He was 64. His son, David Schultz, of Fargo, North Dakota, tells The Associated Press that his father died of natural causes Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., where he anchored "News with Ed Schultz" on RT America, formerly Russia Today. Schultz also hosted "The Ed Show" on MSNBC from 2009 to 2015. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200-300 words by 3 p.m., photo.

BRINE-DUST CONTROL

MINOT, N.D. — A county in northern North Dakota is preparing to use produced water from the oil field to help control dust on some gravel roads. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

ALGAE ADVISORY

SPORTS:

BBA--ORIOLES-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins come home from a rough road trip, starting a four-game series against a welcomed opponent in the Baltimore Orioles, who are toting the worst record in the major leagues. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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