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AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest, ND

September 3, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE

EXCHANGE-CANNABIS CONTROVERSY

BISMARCK, N.D. — Clarence Laub stands on the edge of his hemp field outside Elgin, talking to attendees of a state hosted crop tour about the plant he’s been growing the past three years. Some of the leafy stems match his more than 6-foot frame in height. Sincethe 2014 Farm Bill made the plant’s production legal on a state-run, scientific study basis, North Dakota’s hemp industry has been growing much like Laub’s plants. But legal questions have kept producers from making one of the crop’s most desirable derivatives and has wreaked havoc on retailers wishing to sell what they believe to be a legitimate product — CBD. By Blair Emerson and Jessica Holdman, Bismarck Tribune. UPCOMING: 665 words.

EXCHANGE-RUG WEAVERS

ROSLYN, S.D. — If it’s 3 in the morning and they can’t sleep, it must be time for some rug-weaving. At least that’s the mindset of one Roslyn couple. Married for 39 years, Ardella and Jay Galvin, both 75, spend as much time as they can creating woven rugs in their shop, which is spread across three buildings and multiple trailers. Every year the Galvins travel to about 12 shows where they both sell their products and show off their loom. Although they used to travel all over, now they’re sticking to nearby shows in South Dakota, North Dakota and Iowa. By Emma Gallagher, Aberdeen American News. UPCOMING: 610 words.

IN BRIEF:

BISMARCK FATAL

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-STAYING YOUNG

EAGAN, Minn. — Though the Minnesota Vikings are in their prime as a championship contender, they still considered it necessary to make room for some up-and-coming prospects by leaving two accomplished and trusted veteran defensive players off the regular season roster with the release of defensive end Brian Robison and the retirement of cornerback-turned-assistant coach Terence Newman. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words.

TWINS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Minnesota’s Kirk Gibson goes against Houston’s Dallas Keuchel in the final game of the series, one day after the Astros rolled to an 18-4 victory over the Twins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. CDT.

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