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BC-ND--North Dakota News Digest 6 pm, ND

April 26, 2016

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in North Dakota at 6 p.m. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Dirk Lammers is on the desk and can be reached at (701) 223-8450 or (800) 472-2186.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

MULE DEER

BISMARCK, N.D. — The number of mule deer in the western North Dakota Badlands has doubled since a low four years ago, possibly setting the stage for doe hunting for the first time in five years. The recovery also is likely to help boost the total number of mule deer and white-tailed deer hunting licenses issued this year. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 355 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

RESERVATION-BABY KILLED

POPLAR, Mont. — A woman on a Montana American Indian reservation pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday in the alleged beating death of a 13-month-old relative who was under her care, court officials said. Janelle Red Dog, 42, is accused of striking and killing Kenzley Olson, then putting her body in a trash dumpster before reporting the girl missing April 19. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 680 words, photos.

ANGEL FUND TRANSPARENCY

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers serving on the interim Political Subdivisions Taxation Committee said Tuesday they’re concerned about a lack of transparency related to angel fund tax credits. Officials outlined a stark contrast between reporting requirements and standards in North Dakota and Minnesota for granting and tracking the credits, the Bismarck Tribune reported. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6:30 p.m.

COURTHOUSE PROJECT-ARTIFACTS

STANTON, N.D. — Researchers are trying to determine if American Indian artifacts lie beneath the site of a $10 million courthouse expansion project in Stanton. Bones discovered when asphalt was removed from the Mercer County Courthouse parking lot are from bison and birds. But the area is known to be the site of an old Hidatsa village, so an archaeological team is taking a deeper look at what lies beneath. SENT: 215 words.

IN BRIEF:

ANGEL FUND-SCRUTINY — A North Dakota legislative committee is working to ensure more oversight of so-called angel funds.

PIPELINE PROTEST — Members of the Standing Rock Sioux plan to meet with a federal official later this week to express their concerns over a planned oil pipeline.

GAS LIQUIDS SPILL — The North Dakota Health Department says about 42 gallons of natural gas liquids spilled at a gathering pipeline and entered a tributary to the Green River in Billings County.

ATV FATAL — Authorities say a 45-year-old Park River man has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle rollover accident in Walsh County.

WILLISTON SHOOTING-BOND — Bond has been set at $1.5 million for a man accused of beating a woman and shooting at her inside his Williston home.

DRUG TRAFFICKING SENTENCE — A Grand Forks man accused of leading a large drug trafficking operation has been sentenced to life in prison.

REDLIN SERVICE — The family of outdoors artist Terry Redlin says a public viewing will be held Friday at the Watertown art center that bears his name.

SPORTS:

FBN-DRAFT-RAMS

LOS ANGELES — The Rams are almost ready to make the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. They’re throwing a downtown party Thursday to celebrate their return home, and most likely their choice of a franchise quarterback. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m. CDT.

Also:

STATE FAIR-PARADE MARSHAL — Major League Baseball umpire Gary Cederstrom, a North Dakota native, has been named grand marshal for this year’s North Dakota State Parade, which helps kick off the State Fair in Minot. Sent on sports and news lines.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from North Dakota and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigation pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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