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.

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TOP STORY:

RED RIVER DIVERSION

FARGO, N.D. — Backers of planned Red River flood diversion are optimistic that a draft environmental impact statement on the revised plan will lead the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to issue a permit and keep the project moving forward. By Dave Kolpack. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

OIL SPILLS-BUGS

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company that operates oil pipelines in North Dakota is promoting an alternative method to cleaning up spills: introducing bugs to contaminated soil. Targa Resources has a pilot project in McKenzie County that is using bioremediation, also known as landfarming, to remove spilled oil and allow the soil to be reused. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

RED RIVER DIVERSION, HUNTING SEASONS, HANTAVIRUS DEATH, DRUG CHARGES, ARSON SENTENCE, BURLEIGH BOAT RAMPS

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