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AP-ND--North Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ND

September 20, 2018

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



BISMARCK, N.D. — The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says the Greenpeace environmental group should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws in three different ways. Attorneys for Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners are arguing against Greenpeace’s request that a federal judge dismiss the group from a lawsuit the company filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words.


VELVA, N.D. — Some Velva residents think a Dollar General store would be good for the small community, but city leaders want no part of it. The City Commission recently voted to reject the lone bid on a city land sale after learning the developer planned to lease the property to Dollar General, a retailer with 14,000 stores around the country. UPCOMING: 250 words.


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