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

January 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

PLANNING BISMARCK

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Bismarck officials are asking residents about their desires for the city’s growth in order to prioritize programs and resources for the next five years. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the city is in the process of crafting a new strategic plan. Officials say they’re taking a barometer of Bismarck’s services to ensure they align with the community’s expectations. Bismarck’s last strategic plan brought curbside recycling and community parks within new neighborhoods. SENT: 275 words.

EXCHANGE-MED PILOT HONORED

MANDAN, N.D. _ When Jacob Sims leaves on a 4,100-mile motorcycle ride in June, Todd Lasky will be with him. “He’s going to make that ride through his helmet,” Sims said, speaking of his late friend who died Nov. 18 in an air ambulance crash northwest of Mandan. Lasky was a pilot for Bismarck Air Medical, bound for Williston that night with paramedic Chris Iverson and nurse Bonnie Cook. Their plane broke up in flight and crashed in a remote pasture west of Harmon Lake in rural Morton County. No one survived. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. By Jack Dura, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 732 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

SENIOR LIVING FACILITY-FIRE

SPORTS:

FCS CHAMPIONSHP

FRISCO, Texas _ North Dakota State will try for its record seventh FCS title. The Bison (14-0) play Eastern Washington, whose only title came in 2010 _ the game’s first year in Frisco and before NDSU won its titles. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 11 a.m. CT.

WILD-SENATORS

OTTAWA, Ont. _ The Minnesota Wild visit the Ottawa Senators.

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