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

December 28, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

SAVANNA’S ACT

FARGO, N.D. _ Departing Republican Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte says he’s blocking a bill by departing Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp meant to improve the federal government’s response to violence against Native American women because it hurts law enforcement agencies that have no link to tribal communities and therefore cannot fulfill requirements for grants. UPCOMING: 400 words.

SEVERE WEATHER

A powerful winter storm that brought blizzard warnings Friday across the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least three fatal crashes while flash flooding from rains in the South swept away cars and forced dozens of water rescues. In northern New England, a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain added up to make for dangerous driving Friday for post-holiday travelers. Much of the Dakotas and part of Minnesota were under a blizzard warning after many areas got a foot of snow or more Thursday. By John Seewer. SENT: 575 words, photos.

With:

WINTRY WEATHER

MINNEAPOLIS _ A powerful winter storm that caused whiteout conditions and treacherous roads in parts of the Upper Midwest is blamed in at least three fatal accidents, officials said. SENT: 350 words, photos.

Also:

WINTRY WEATHER-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-BUILDING A BAR

MANDAN, N.D. _ Two Mandan natives plan to offer a family-friendly dining experience in their hometown. Cody Stern and Allan Miller have been good friends since they were kids in junior high. The two are teaming up with a couple of longtime restaurant operators to open Old Ten Bar and Grill. Miller says Old Ten will be a sports bar “but we’re not going for the totally bar scene.” By Jessica Holdman, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 438 words, photos.

SPORTS:

HAWKS-TIMBERWOLVES

The Atlanta Hawks, who have won their last two road games, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 12-5 at home this season. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

PURDUE-FORT WAYNE-NORTH DAKOTA

Purdue Fort Wayne plays North Dakota at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE-WESTERN ILLINOIS

South Dakota State plays Western Illinois at Western Hall.

SOUTH DAKOTA-NORTH DAKOTA

South Dakota plays North Dakota State at Scheels Center.

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