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

September 28, 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. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

WOMAN KILLED-BABY TAKEN

FARGO, N.D. — A jury is reconvening for its first full day of deliberations in the trial of a North Dakota man accused in the killing of a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb. William Hoehn is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the August 2017 death of Savanna Greywind. Hoehn’s girlfriend, Brooke Crews, is serving a life sentence in the killing. By Dave Kolpack. SENT: 130 words. Developing if verdict is reached.

AROUND THE STATE:

COUNSELOR-HINDERING CHARGE

BISMARCK, N.D. — An addiction counselor in Bismarck is accused of hindering police in a methadone patient’s arrest at a private treatment facility. The judge in the case says it raises Fourth Amendment questions. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-STATE TECHNOLOGY

BISMARCK, N.D. — Information technology serving North Dakota state agencies totals more than 800 “legacy” IT systems and 160 websites, according to Gov. Doug Burgum. The former software executive who ran on a platform of innovation in government says users shouldn’t have to go to different state websites for separate functions. In the age of Amazon and Apple, the state should have a similar “single sign-on” experience, he said. Now about 14 months along, the state Information Technology Department’s “unification” project is building and phasing in a website platform that so far serves 26 state agencies. By Jack Dura, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 718 words.

IN BRIEF:

BISMARCK SCHOOLS-GUNS, MINERALS DISPUTE, GAS PLANT, VALLEY CITY STATE-PRESIDENT, FATHER SHOT-ARREST

SPORTS:

WHITE SOX-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins start the final series of the season with a day-night doubleheader, with Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito set to pitch the two games for the White Sox and Jose Berrios and Chase DeJong tapped to start for the Twins. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Games start at 2:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. EDT.

TWINS-MAUER

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer is trying to savor this final series of the season with the Minnesota Twins, realizing he could be playing his last major league games with a pending decision to be made about whether to continue his career or retire at age 35. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 7 p.m. EDT.

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