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

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FORT YATES, N.D. — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving travels to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation to be honored by the tribe. Irving, whose late mother was once part of the tribe, expressed his support during the tribe's protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. Developing from Thursday morning ceremonies. AP Photos, AP Video.


FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross joins GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer at a forum to discuss President Donald Trump's trade strategies. Cramer is challenging Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in a race where Heitkamp has sought to make trade a major issue. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 350 words.


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