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

January 8, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

NORTH DAKOTA-VOTER ID

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The state of North Dakota is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Native American tribe over voter identification requirements. The lawsuit filed at the end of last year’s campaign season was part of a larger effort to ensure tribal members could vote in the November general election. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words.

LION KILLED

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A mountain lion that North Dakota wildlife officials had tracked last fall before it thwarted their efforts was shot and killed Tuesday after wandering into an area of Bismarck just a few blocks from the city’s downtown. Officials believe the young male was traveling along the Missouri River in search of new territory and might have followed a deer into the city, looking for a meal. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 370 words. AP Photos planned.

IN BRIEF:

IDLING VEHICLES-NORTH DAKOTA, SHUTDOWN-CONGRESS, WIND FARM, DEATH INVESTIGATION-GRAND FORKS

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

WILD-BRUINS

BOSTON _ The Minnesota Wild visit the Boston Bruins. By Doug Alden. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

MARYLAND-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS _ Maryland plays Minnesota at Williams Arena. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

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