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

April 3, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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NORTH DAKOTA-BODIES

MANDAN, N.D. _ A North Dakota business where an owner and three employees were found slain this week reopened with a police presence on Wednesday, though authorities still haven’t said how they were killed. The bodies were discovered early Monday at RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a city just across the Missouri River from Bismarck. Police have classified the case as a “multiple homicide.” Investigators say they don’t know who the killer is, but that the person is not among the dead. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 295 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

RAIL TERMINAL SPILL, UNCLAIMED LOTTERY, PARKING LOT DEATH

SPORTS:

TWINS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Minnesota plays Kansas City to wrap up a two-game set at Kauffman Stadium. By Kollin Miller. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 12:15 p.m. CT.

TIMBERWOLVES-MAVERICKS

DALLAS _ The countdown is three on home games remaining for what is expected to be Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki’s final season, a record 21st with the same franchise. Minnesota is the visitor. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.

NCAA-GOING DARK

MINNEAPOLIS _ The losses last weekend by Duke, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Purdue pulled the curtains on their seasons, one painful game short of the Final Four. Those teams that made it to Minneapolis? The guys from Michigan State, Texas Tech, Auburn and Virginia will be greeted, literally, by giant drapes inside the building where the 2019 champion will be determined. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 890 words, photos.

TEAM VS TALENT

In the 30 seasons since the NCAA Tournament started morphing into “March Madness,” 120 teams have traveled the road to the Final Four. That’s 120 unique formulas that have worked to make it onto college basketball’s biggest stage. By Eddie Pells and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,430 words, photos.

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