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

May 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

ROOSEVELT LIBRARY

BISMARCK, N.D. _ An heir to the Walmart fortune, a wealthy governor and oil companies could fund a big chunk of the private money needed for a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota’s western Badlands. It’s unclear how much might come from the Roosevelt family. North Dakota lawmakers recently approved $50 million in public money for the project, but it must be matched by $100 million in private money. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-PETROCHEMICAL PUSH

BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota is courting the petrochemical industry with a new tax incentive aimed at adding value to the state’s abundant natural gas supply. A bill approved in the recent legislative session adds a sales tax exemption for certain natural gas processing facilities. The goal is to produce a supply of ethane, propane and other products that could attract a plastics manufacturing plant to North Dakota. “The jobs that this could create and the revenue it would generate is unbelievable potential,” said Sen. Dwight Cook, R-Mandan, a co-sponsor of the legislation. By Amy Dalrymple, Bismarck Tribune. SENT: 600 words.

IN BRIEF:

NORTH DAKOTA LAKES-WINTERKILL, HOMELESS SCAM

SPORTS:

TWINS-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ Michael Pineda starts against his former team as the Minnesota Twins they try to win a series at Yankee Stadium. By Ben Walker. Game starts 3:05 p.m. CT.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY-WAITING GAME

More than 200 of the world’s top female players are choosing not to play professional hockey in North America this year in an attempt to establish an economically viable professional league. That means many players are now figuring out what to do with their time. Sitting out means not practicing or playing games. How to stay in shape is something still to be figured out. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 935 words, photos.

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