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

September 21, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

SICK SHEEP

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is making only three bighorn sheep hunting licenses available this year, due to a decline in rams attributed to an outbreak of deadly bacterial pneumonia that’s been impacting the western Badlands herd for four years. Bighorn hunting is popular in North Dakota, with thousands of people typically applying for a handful of once-in-a-lifetime licenses. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 315 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

OIL AND THE ECONOMY

DALLAS — America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. It has long been conventional wisdom that rising oil prices hurt the economy by forcing consumers to spend more on gasoline and heating their homes, leaving less for other things. By David Koenig. SENT: 885 words, photos.

MINOT FLOOD RECOVERY

MINOT, N.D. — A Minot man has become the first resident to take advantage of a program designed to help low- and moderate-income households affected by the 2011 Souris River flood or subsequent buyouts remain in the city. Mayor Shaun Sipma says the hope is that up to 100 residents will ultimately use the program that’s funded with up to $3 million in federal money. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

LAKOTA MUSEUM

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A man who grew up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is opening a Lakota museum in Rapid City this weekend. The Lakota Dream Museum & Monument features paintings from imprisoned American Indian Movement member Leonard Peltier, text murals telling the story of the Treaty of Fort Laramie and Wounded Knee, and a stuffed white buffalo calf. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.

EXCHANGE-CARPIO PARA-OLYMPIAN

CARPIO, N.D. —A 13-year-old Carpio youth is a national track-and-field champion after competing in the 35th annual Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in July. Sam Winter finished first in eight events in his category, setting a record for discus and breaking the records for javelin and the 60-, 100- and 200-meter runs. By Jill Schramm, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 930 words.

IN BRIEF:

STOCKMEN’S LEADERSHIP, HOLIDAY BOMB CHARGE, WATERFOWL HUNTING, UNITED TRIBES GRANT, GUN ASSAULTS-SENTENCE

SPORTS:

TWINS-ATHLETICS

Minnesota plays Oakland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

MINNESOTA-MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland and Minnesota open Big Ten play Saturday sharing an unwanted bond: Both will be mourning the loss of a teammate. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo by 3 p.m. ET.

BIG TEN-DOWN YEAR

Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven’t been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on Sept. 29. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 725 words, photos.

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