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

July 30, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

KOCH BROTHERS-MIDTERMS

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The conservative Koch network is refusing to help the Republican Party win North Dakota’s high-profile Senate contest after determining the GOP challenger in the race is no better than the Democrat. Koch leaders said the strategy could change in the coming weeks. For now, they don’t plan to devote any resources to help take down North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

NURSES-WAGE LAWSUIT

MANDAN, N.D. — A Mandan-based nurse staffing agency has settled a federal lawsuit over wage disputes with more than 100 nurses. Dakota Travel Nurse helps staff 90 health care facilities in North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota. SENT: 260 words.

PIPELINE PROTEST-WARRANTS

BISMARCK, N.D. — A legal team helping opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is launching an effort to help people sought on protest-related arrest warrants resolve their cases. The Water Protector Legal Collective is planning an “outreach tour” this month. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

GRAND FORKS ROBBERY, DUNN COUNTY FATAL, PEDESTRIAN KILLED, FARGO STABBING

SPORTS:

INDIANS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The demoralized Minnesota Twins return home from a 10-game road trip during which two key players were traded away, facing the first-place Cleveland Indians and a nine-game deficit in the AL Central standings. Ervin Santana pitches for the Twins, and Shane Bieber takes the mound for the Indians. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT

IN BRIEF:

MISSOURI VALLEY-POLL

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