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

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Health care has emerged as a dominant issue in North Dakota's U.S. Senate race. Rep. Kevin Cramer and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp have traded jabs for weeks over who has done more — or less — to safeguard state residents. By James MacPherson. Developing.


BISMARCK, N.D. — An analysis of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act shows that individuals are projected to pay more North Dakota state income tax while small businesses and corporations are expected to pay less than they did before the tax reform. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger also says individual taxpayers will see mixed results from the federal tax reform that took effect this year. UPCOMING: 250 words.


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