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

November 30, 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. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

AIR AMBULANCE CRASH

BISMARCK, N.D. — An air ambulance that crashed in western North Dakota this month and killed all three people on board did not send out a distress call before it apparently broke apart in midair. What caused the breakup is still a mystery, but there’s no indication that the Cessna 441 turboprop airplane was struck by anything and there was no fire on board. Weather also is not believed to have been a factor, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier told The Bismarck Tribune. SENT: 285 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-CPR PROMOTERS

BISMARCK, N.D. — On Jan. 16, Greg Chuppe’s wife, Laurie, went into sudden cardiac arrest. Laurie Chuppe, 58, had no symptoms that day. But at 3 a.m., Laurie Chuppe woke up and told her husband she wasn’t feeling well. Minutes later, Greg Chuppe said his wife stopped breathing. Greg Chuppe, 58, a Bismarck chiropractor, started doing CPR on his wife, saving her life. Now, the two are advocating for more people to learn CPR. By Blair Emerson, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 619 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

SOLDIER SEND-OFF, CON MAN-FALSE IDENTITY, RED RIVER DIVERSION, TIOGA FATAL, NORTH DAKOTA BUDGET-JUDICIARY

SPORTS:

VONN’S RETIREMENT

Lindsey Vonn can’t bring herself to say goodbye to ski racing without one final run at her favorite course. So she intends to extend her farewell tour into next season. The all-time winningest women’s World Cup racer announced on her new YouTube channel Friday that she plans to come back for one more series of speed races at Lake Louise, Alberta, next season. By Pat Graham. SENT: 640 words, photo.

SPARKS-AGLER RESIGNS

LOS ANGELES — Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years. The team made the announcement Friday without explanation. Executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler thanked Agler for his contributions and wished him the best. SENT: 330 words, photos.

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