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BC-ND--North Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ND

March 25, 2019

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 dglass@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota senators debate whether to add a seventh legal form of medical marijuana to state law. Legislation passed earlier by the House would add edibles, as long as they aren’t packaged in a form that could be targeted to children. By Blake Nicholson. Developing from afternoon session.

HEMP ISLAND

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ South Dakota is becoming an island in a country with widespread legalized industrial hemp, after Gov. Kristi Noem vetoed a bill to legalize the crop. Surrounding states including North Dakota and Minnesota have already begun experimenting with hemp and have seen indirect benefits from sales tax and farmers having more money to pump into the economy. UPCOMING: 250 words.

PREDATORS-WILD

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Nashville Predators, chasing the Winnipeg Jets in a tight race for first place in the Central Division, visit the Minnesota Wild, who are trying to hang on in the wild card chase. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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