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

March 7, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

MIDWEST FLOOD THREAT

FARGO, N.D. _ Forecasters said Thursday that the threat for major spring flooding is increasing in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, where the neighboring cities of Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, have been trying to improve their defenses since a record flood 10 years ago. SENT: 350 words.

With:

MIDWEST FLOOD THREAT-THE LATEST

OIL TAX-LAND BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota’s Senate is crafting legislation that would begin steering some oil tax money into school funds that may have been shortchanged. Land Commissioner Jodi Smith believes that more than $137 million in state revenue from the oil-rich Fort Berthold reservation should have been deposited over the past decade in two constitutional funds that benefit schools. By James MacPherson. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

NDSU-NEW RESEARCH INSTITUTE, PLANE DOWN, FARM RESCUE, DOUBLE FATAL, NURSES UNIONIZE

SPORTS:

WILD-LIGHTNING

The Minnesota Wild visit the Tampa Bay Lightning.

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

No. 7 Michigan and No. 9 Michigan State meet in East Lansing on Saturday with the winner earning at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. By Eric Olson. 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

VIKINGS-THOMAS-MARIJUANA

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