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

September 18, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

NORTH DAKOTA-CYBERSECURITY

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota information technology officials will ask lawmakers for more than $11 million in software upgrades and 37 new cybersecurity experts — a fourfold increase — to guard against growing threats to state data systems. By James MacPherson. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

GAS STORAGE STUDY

BISMARCK, N.D. — A research project will explore the possibility of temporarily storing natural gas in underground rock formations. North Dakota oil operators are struggling to meet targets to reduce wasteful flaring of excess natural gas. The state Industrial Commission has approved $140,000 to evaluate the potential of injecting produced natural gas underground and retrieving it years later when the state has additional infrastructure. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 315 words.

IN BRIEF:

WOMAN KILLED-BABY TAKEN, SUPCO-LIBERTARIAN RECOUNT, HURRICANE HELP, COURTHOUSE ESCAPE, RISING MISSOURI

SPORTS:

TWINS-TIGERS

DETROIT — Jake Odorizzi takes the mound for the Twins against Detroit’s Daniel Norris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.

BEHIND THE CALL

Pass rushers like Clay Matthews are stumped as to what constitutes a clean hit on quarterbacks anymore. Lending a sympathetic ear is none other than Mike Zimmer, one of the biggest beneficiaries of the league’s renewed emphasis on protecting the passer. “It’s pretty difficult,” the coach of the Minnesota Vikings said. “You’ve got a target area the size of a strike zone.” By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

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