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

March 14, 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. Ivan Moreno 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

NORTH DAKOTA BUDGET

The Legislature will set its final budget numbers Thursday as they begin finishing their work on the state’s 2019-2021 spending plan. Lawmakers will base their numbers on a pair of forecasts that predict rosier-than-expected revenue due to an uptick in oil prices and production. By James MacPherson. Developing from 2 p.m. meeting.

CLERGY-SEX ABUSE-NORTH DAKOTA, ADV17

FARGO, N.D. _ North Dakota’s Roman Catholic dioceses are mulling whether and when to release information about priests accused of sexual abuse, even as critics say they are moving too slowly following explosive revelations in Pennsylvania last year. By Dave Kolpack. FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019, AT 12:01 A.M. CDT. SENT: 780 words in advance.

AROUND THE STATE:

WINTER WEATHER

LONGMONT, Colo. _ A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities father east. By Dan Elliott and Bob Moen. SENT: 580 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BKN--TIMBERWOLVES-JAZZ

SALT LAKE CITY_ The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Utah Jazz. Game starts at 8 p.m. C.T.

FBN--FREE AGENCY-VIKINGS

EAGAN, Minn. _ Anthony Barr’s change of heart cost him some money but kept him in Minnesota where he’s most comfortable, instead of New York. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 7 p.m. EST.

HKN--STARS-WILD

The Dallas Stars, winners of five of their last six games, visit the Minnesota Wild in a key matchup for the Western Conference wild card race. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

BKC--B10-PENN STATE-MINNESOTA

CHICAGO _ Minnnesota looks to improve its NCAA standing when it meets Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament. The seventh-seeded Gophers are likely in the NCAA, though a loss might put them in line for a trip to Dayton for a play-in game. Penn State has won seven of 10 after losing eight in a row. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

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