AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The department and Meridian Energy Group are asking a state judge to reject a challenge by environmental groups to an air quality permit that allowed the company to begin construction last summer at the Davis Refinery site about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the state’s top tourist attraction. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 570 words, photo.
CON ARTIST-FALSE IDENTITY
FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors in North Dakota say a man convicted in 2012 for his role in a massive credit card fraud pulled off another scheme: He lied about who he was to get a lesser sentence. Now he’s on trial again. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.
RED RIVER DIVERSION, WARSAW FIRE, LIBERTY PIPELINE, HUNTING GUIDE ACCUSED
MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler is gone, and Minnesota’s goal of returning to the playoffs appears that way too in the stacked Western Conference. But coach Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves are trying to hit the reset button on the fly and climb back up the standings while working in a pair of newcomers. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 7 p.m. EDT.
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