BC-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND
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BISMARCK, N.D. _ A North Dakota judge has upheld a state permit allowing for construction to begin on an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, upsetting environmental groups hoping to stop the project. Judge Dann Greenwood ruled that the state Health Department has effectively supported its position that the $800 million Davis Refinery will not be a major source of pollution that will negatively impact the park just 3 miles (5 kilometers) away. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words, photo.
AROUND THE STATE:
OIL CONDITIONING-NORTH DAKOTA
BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota’s Industrial Commission is changing how it monitors oil conditioning standards that aim to make Bakken crude safer for transportation. The commission will now require companies to submit vapor pressure tests twice a year instead of quarterly, focused on winter months when problems are more likely to arise. UPCOMING: 250 words.
WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE, WINTER WEATHER-SOUTH DAKOTA, TODDLER PUNCHED-SENTENCE, METH BUST, SPRING TURKEY LICENSES
LOS ANGELES _ Rajon Rondo could return to the injury-plagued Lakers’ lineup when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CT.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE-SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
BROOKINGS, S.D. _ North Dakota State plays South Dakota State at Frost Arena. Game starts at 7 p.m.
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