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

February 11, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A woman who has publicly admitted to vandalism along the route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in two states is asking a judge to dismiss her as a defendant in a federal racketeering lawsuit filed by the pipeline developer. Ruby Montoya says the claims of Energy Transfer Partners are an “implausible conspiracy theory.” By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 500 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

BREASTFEEDING BILL

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Several mothers with babes in arms joined women’s groups in lobbying North Dakota lawmakers to pass a measure removing what they describe as subjective language in the state’s breastfeeding law. Women may breastfeed in public if they do it “in a discreet and modest manner.” A bipartisan bill removes that language, and also makes it illegal to prohibit a mother from breastfeeding. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

SKID STEER DEATH, SOLDIERS HONORED

SPORTS:

WOMEN’S BKB POLL

NEW YORK _ South Dakota has been on the rise since moving up to Division I in 2008. Now the Coyotes can add an appearance in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll to their achievements. Riding a nine-game winning streak, coach Dawn Plitzuweit’s team entered the AP Top 25 at No. 25 on Monday for the first time in school history. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 425 words, photos.

CLIPPERS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost four straight games, host the Los Angeles Clippers, who are in control of the last spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a five-game lead on the injury-ravaged Timberwolves. By Joe Ziemer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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