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

May 4, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

ETHICS PANEL

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Republican-led Legislature was successful in pushing its own bill aimed at ethics reform. But it wasn’t what Democrats and others wanted and worked to get voters to pass last year. Whether the GOP version fulfills the goals of the initiative will be determined in large part by a commission to oversee the conduct of legislators, statewide officials, candidates and lobbyists. Applications for the five-member commission are being taken until May 24. By James MacPherson. SENT: 610 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

NURSING PROGRAM ENDS

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A Native American college in North Dakota is preparing to close its nursing program this month. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the United Tribes Technical College’s nursing program will end May 10. The college decided to discontinue the program after recent resignations put it out of compliance with North Dakota Board of Nursing standards. The college saw departures from the program’s administrator and three faculty members. SENT: 220 words.

EXCHANGE-ORGAN TRANSPLANT HEROES

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Two-time liver transplant recipient Dave Hanson, of Mandan, says it’s hard to describe what the days and months felt like leading up to his receiving “the call,” which he experienced twice, letting him know he was a match for an organ he very much needed. The 47-year-old’s first call, in which the voice on the other end of the line questioned whether Hanson could make it to the hospital in time for the transplant, came in 1998. Hanson, then a single man with no children, had been on the transplant waiting list for four months. By Cheryl McCormack, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1145 words.

IN BRIEF:

DUI ARREST-DEATH, LYFT DRIVER SENTENCED.

SPORTS:

TWINS-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ Minnesota plays New York at Yankee Stadium.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS-MINNESOTA UNITED FC

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Seattle Sounders play at Minnesota United FC.

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