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

May 20, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

XCEL ENERGY-COAL

MINNEAPOLIS _ Xcel Energy plans to retire its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest by 2030, a decade earlier than scheduled. The Minneapolis-based utility also announced plans Monday to expand wind and solar, use cleaner natural gas and operate its carbon-free nuclear plant in Monticello, Minnesota, until at least 2040. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

XCEL ENERGY-COAL

MINNEAPOLIS _ Xcel Energy plans to retire its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest by 2030, a decade earlier than scheduled. The Minneapolis-based utility also announced plans Monday to expand wind and solar, use cleaner natural gas and operate its carbon-free nuclear plant in Monticello, Minnesota, until at least 2040. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

DUMPED DONATIONS

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Nonprofit organizations and thrift shops in Bismarck say too many people are making after-hours donations of items, such as moldy mattresses and rained-on furniture, that are leaving the agencies with the cost and hassle of hauling them away. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250-300 words.

IN BRIEF:

HOUSE CRASH, BISMARCK TEACHERS

SPORTS:

TWINS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ Minnesota and Los Angeles begin a three-game series. The Twins took three of four at Seattle while the Angels began a nine-game homestand taking two of three from Kansas City. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 PDT.

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