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

August 8, 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. Steve Karnowski 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

BISMARCK-SCHOOL SAFETY

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Bismarck School Board is spending $1.4 million to try to bolster school safety and mental health support for students. Board members voted unanimously to hire additional staff, including 31 aides, a part-time social worker and two school psychologists. The money also will fund other mental health services. Interim Superintendent Jim Haussler says teachers shouldn’t be asked to be mental health experts, and the new positions are needed. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

GRAND FORKS CHASE, MANDAN-VICIOUS DOGS, NORTH DAKOTA-ACA, LAMOURE COUNTY FATAL

SPORTS:

TWINS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger starts as the Indians continue their four-game series against the closest team to them in the AL Central, the Minnesota Twins, who will counter with right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Game time 7:10 p.m. By Tom Withers.

SUMMER JOBS-IT’S A ZOO

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Winston DeLattiboudere and Jerry Gibson, as defensive ends for Minnesota, will be engaging their share of daunting blockers on the field this fall. Those oversized and overpowering offensive linemen in the Big Ten were the least of their worries one day this summer, when a 16-foot, 2,000-pound creature approached them in search of an afternoon snack. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 735 words, photos.

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