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

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

MULE DEER

BISMARCK, N.D. — A fall survey indicates the mule deer population in the western North Dakota Badlands continued its rebound this year, though doe hunting remained off-limits in one northwestern unit for a seventh straight year as the gun season got underway Friday. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 465 words, photos.

KEYSTONE XL-PIPELINE

WASHINGTON — In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and ordered officials to conduct a new environmental review. Environmentalists and tribal groups cheered the ruling by a U.S. district judge in Montana, while President Donald Trump called it “a political decision” and “a disgrace.” The 1,184-mile (1,900 kilometer) pipeline would begin in Alberta and shuttle as much as 830,000 barrels a day of crude through a half dozen states to terminals on the Gulf Coast. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 665 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

PINE RIDGE-STREET SIGNS

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — The Oglala Sioux Tribe is assigning 911 system street addresses to homes and installing hundreds of street signs across the Pine Ridge Reservation in southern South Dakota. Tory Ferguson with the tribe’s Public Safety Department says the goal is to boost police response times. But he says officials also have an eye on what’s happening in North Dakota, where reservation street addresses became a big issue for Native American voters this election. SENT: 270 words. Photo requested.

EXCHANGE-NEW DIRECTION

BISMARCK, N.D. — Graduation rates for Native American students in North Dakota have lagged behind those of white students by about 20 to 30 percentage points for the past decade. Eight years ago, a local nonprofit sought to change that by starting a program for Native American students, aimed at boosting their academic performances, while also providing them a safe place to go after school. Youthworks’ New Direction program has shown great success with Native American students in Bismarck-Mandan. By Blair Emerson, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 560 words.

IN BRIEF:

CHILD STRUCK, CROP PRODUCTION, CHILDREN ASSAULTED-SENTENCE, MCKENZIE SHERIFF

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-KINGS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim has won two of its last three as it hosts Minnesota, which is on its sixth stop in a seven-game road trip. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EST.

SAFETY RANKINGS

NEW YORK — Harrison Smith has been making his mark for years with big hits and clutch interceptions for the Minnesota Vikings. As a key piece of one of the NFL’s top defenses, the playmaking safety was voted the top player in the league at his position by a panel of 10 football writers for The Associated Press. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 830 words, photos.

PURDUE-MINNESOTA PREVIEW

MINNEAPOLIS — Purdue needs one more win to become bowl eligible, but the Boilermakers are chasing more than that, still with an outside chance at winning the Big Ten West Division, where Minnesota sits at the bottom thanks to a reeling defense. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, by 1 p.m. EDT.

WILD-DUCKS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim has won two of its last three as it hosts Minnesota, which is on its sixth stop in a seven-game road trip. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EST.

MINNESOTA-WELCOMING WHALEN

Minnesota has a first team all-conference player coming back with Kenisha Bell, along with Big Ten Freshman of the Year award winner Destiny Pitts and four of the top five scorers from a team that finished 24-9 last season and won an NCAA Tournament game. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 650 words, photos.

VONN’S LAST GO-ROUND

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Lindsey Vonn will begin her season and her quest to become the all-time winningest ski racer in a few weeks in Lake Louise, Alberta, where she’s won so many times. She’s trying to enjoy the moment and not think too much about breaking Ingemar Stenmark’s hallowed mark of 86 World Cup wins. “I’m going to make some final good memories — take a lot of pictures,” said Vonn, who has 82 victories. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.

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