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BC-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND

February 26, 2019

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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

OIL PIPELINE-PROTESTER INJURY

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A New York City woman who suffered a severe arm injury while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota says she deserves a chance to gather more evidence from government officials to prove her claim that she was targeted by an unknown law officer with a flashbang device. Attorneys for Sophia Wilansky in new court filings also dispute the government’s assertion that public statements that officials made blaming her for her own injury were legally done in the course of their job duties. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

PRIEST ATTACKED-SENTENCE, OFFICER-DUI

SPORTS:

EVOLVING WILD

ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Paul Fenton took a patient approach to shaping the Minnesota Wild in his first offseason as general manager, but by trading three core forwards in the last six weeks Fenton has made clear his skepticism of the team’s ability to contend this season. Still, the Wild emerged from the trade deadline above the cut for the playoffs. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 600 words, photos.

WILD-JETS

WINNIPEG, Manitoba _ The Minnesota Wild visit the Winnipeg Jets. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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