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

August 9, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

SENATE-NORTH DAKOTA-VETERANS

BISMARCK, N.D. — At the American Veterans club in Bismarck where former military men and others are drawn by camaraderie, card games and affordable gravy-laden lunch specials, there’s no clear favorite in North Dakota’s sharply contested U.S. Senate race. But when it comes to the barrage of television ads begging for these veterans’ votes, they couldn’t agree more: Make them stop. By James MacPherson. SENT: 860 words, photos.

REFINERY-NATIONAL PARK

BISMARCK, N.D. — The company planning an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is asking state regulators to dismiss a complaint filed by environmental groups over the site. Meridian Energy Group argues the Public Service Commission has no authority under state law to wade into the dispute over the $800 million Davis Refinery. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

GAS PLANT EXPANSION

BISMARCK, N.D. — A proposal to expand another natural gas processing plant in northwestern North Dakota aims to keep up with growing volumes of Bakken gas production and reduce wasteful flaring. Kinder Morgan has filed an application with the state Public Service Commission to expand the Roosevelt Gas Plant in McKenzie County. It would be the sixth natural gas plant expansion or new plant under development in the state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

EEOC-MUREX PETROLEUM, JAEGER SIGNATURES, WILDFIRE HAZE, BOATING FATALITY-CHARGE, CROP REPORT, BABY DEATH-PLEA, DEPUTY RESIGNS, COCAINE SEIZURE, DEVILS LAKE DEATH-ID, WEST NILE VIRUS

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-SIEMIAN

EAGAN, Minn. — Trevor Siemian started 24 games over the last two seasons for Denver during some turbulent times for the Broncos at quarterback, but this year there’s no question about his role in Minnesota. He’s the backup to Kirk Cousins, and he’ll have a chance to show his old team what he’s still got when the Vikings play the Broncos in their exhibition opener on Saturday. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 6 p.m. EDT

INDIANS-TWINS

CLEVELAND — Indians ace Corey Kluber, who shut out the Angels on three hits in his previous start, pitches the finale of a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins, who now trail Cleveland by 10 games in the AL Central. Game time 1:10 p.m.

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