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AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest, ND

September 15, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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AROUND THE STATE:

EVICTED MUSEUM

MINOT, N.D. — A historical society has received several land offers to relocate a Minot museum that’s being evicted from the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. The Minot Daily News reports that the Ward County Historical Society will evaluate the land offered as new locations for the Pioneer Village Museum. The historical society lost a civil suit this summer against the State Fair Association, which wants the museum removed from the fairgrounds. SENT: 280 words.

SANFORD-BIOTECH

The latest target of Sioux Falls billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford is a biopharmaceutical company based in the city. The Argus Leader reports that Sanford is investing $10 million in SAB Biotherapeutics Inc. The investment closed on Aug. 17 and was made through a new entity called Sanford Therapeutics LLC. Sanford bills itself as one of the largest health systems in the nation with facilities in several states, including the Dakotas and Minnesota. SENT: 330 words.

VOLLEYBALL FACILITY

ABERDEEN, S.D. — Construction work has begun on a new Aberdeen volleyball facility as the sport gains popularity in the area. Aberdeen American News reports that the new Matchbox Sport Recreation Center under development will bring volleyball competitors from South Dakota and northeastern North Dakota to Aberdeen. Local volleyball players usually had to travel outside the city to compete in club tournaments. SENT: 210 words.

EXCHANGE-FORMER GOVERNOR’S MANSION

BISMARCK, N.D. — After more than 130 years, 80 different wallpapers and 20 executive families, Johnathan Campbell says the North Dakota former governor’s mansion is still solid. Contractors were recently working on repairs to the modern porch to remedy dry rot — a frequent issue affecting the stick-style Victorian house in Bismarck. A fundraising campaign is trying to raise up to $60,000 to replace the mansion’s roof — repairs which require unique shingling. By Jack Dura, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 555 words.

SPORTS:

BLACKHAWKS-SCHMALTZ

CHICAGO — Former University of North Dakota player Nick Schmaltz was a bright spot while the Chicago Blackhawks tumbled into last place last season, showing off the flashy skills that made him a first-round pick in 2014. But the Blackhawks might need him to take his game to another level to get back to the playoffs. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 11 a.m. start of training camp scrimmage.

VIKINGS-PACKERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Minnesota Vikings’ defense is preparing for all scenarios when it comes to their meeting Sunday with the Green Bay Packers and the availability of injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers. By Genaro C, Armas. Sent: 780 words photos.

TWINS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jakob Junis and the Kansas City Royals continue their four-game series against the Minnesota Twins. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:15 p.m. CT.

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