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

October 12, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

AUGUSTANA-DIV 1

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin says the Sioux Falls school is exploring a move to NCAA Division I athletics. But she says it’s part of a broader, long-term planning process, and won’t be an athletics-only decision. SENT: 280 words on news and sports lines.

HINDU TEMPLE

TEA, S.D. — A Hindu temple scheduled to open Sunday in Tea will be the first of its kind in the Dakotas, according to the temple’s founders. Surrounded by farmland southwest of Sioux Falls, the Hindu Temple of Siouxland will open to serve Hindu communities across the region. SENT: 250 words. AP Photo requested.

EXCHANGE-MITCHELL LEADER

MITCHELL, S.D. — Aberdeen native Mark Vaux has spent more than a decade working in economic development in both North and South Dakota, most recently in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area. But he was looking for a place where he could take a leading role, live closer to his family and be in a location where the civic and community leaders were pulling in the same direction. And Mitchell caught his eye. Vaux, 56, was named the executive director of the Mitchell Area Development Corporation and the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce on July 27, and he started the new job last month. By Marcus Traxler, The Daily Republic. SENT IN ADVANCE: 922 words.

IN BRIEF:

NORTH DAKOTA CROPS, MEETING VIOLATION, US MARSHAL CONFIRMED, PRIEST ATTACKED, HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE, PIONEER PLANT DEMOLISHED

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-BUTLER

MILWAUKEE — No Jimmy Butler in Milwaukee at Timberwolves shootaround. The rest of the team was trying to focus on their next preseason game, not the disgruntled star. Upcoming: 400 words.

PRESEASON RDP

The NBA preseason continues Friday night with 11 games, including: — Spurs-Magic, 7 p.m.; Guangzhou Long-Lions-Wizards, 7 p.m.; Hornets-Mavericks, 7 p.m.; Nets-Knicks, 7:30 p.m.; Hawks-Heat, 8 p.m.; Nuggets-Bulls, 8 p.m.; Pistons-Cavaliers, 8 p.m. — East Lansing, Mich; Rockets-Grizzlies, 8 p.m.; Timberwolves-Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m.; Kings-Trail Blazers, 10 p.m.; Lakers-Golden-Warriors, 10:30 p.m. — San Jose, Calif. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos. Games start at 7 p.m.

MINNESOTA-OHIO STATE PREVIEW

No. 3 Ohio State got to work this week trying to shore up its spotty pass defense and run game before hosting Minnesota for a noon game on Saturday. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE PREVIEW

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He’s got a new contract. He’s got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors’ video room now. He’s leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this season. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,125 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MINNESOTA-COYLE

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