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

April 7, 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. Blake Nicholson 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

CAPITOL PREVIEW

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Will the North Dakota Legislature force Gov. Doug Burgum to finally take a salary? Are lawmakers giving up on a proposal to reconvene a legislative session for veto votes? And will a final decision on legislation to address ethics reform be adopted? North Dakotans may find answers to those and other questions this week, as the 66th session of the Legislature heads toward its home stretch. By James MacPherson. SENT: 700 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

MINOT-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

MINOT, N.D. _ The city of Minot has decided to create a new position for an economic development specialist. Council member Shannon Straight says they may hear complaints from people who do not want government involved in the process, but believe the timing is right. SENT: 370 words.

EXCHANGE-TEACHER STRIKE ANNIVERSARY

MINOT, N.D. _ Tuesday, April 2, marked 50 years since more than 100 teachers who were unhappy with a salary offer from the Minot Public School District school district went on strike. The strike, which coincided with the Souris River Flood of 1969 and a banking scandal that both also dominated the front pages of The Minot Daily News, upended the town. An AP Member Exchange Feature By Andrea Johnson of the Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,900 words.

IN BRIEF:

HIT-AND-RUN FATAL, BUSINESS FIRE

SPORTS:

WILD WRAPUP

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Wild’s streak of six straight trips to the playoffs has ended, putting coach Bruce Boudreau’s future in question and accelerating general manager Paul Fenton’s push to renovate the roster. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m. CT.

THUNDER-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Oklahoma City Thunder, trying to improve their positioning for the playoffs, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have beaten the Thunder in all three meetings so far this season. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2:30 p.m. CT.

TWINS-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA _ Jose Berrios (1-0, 1.84 ERA) starts for Minnesota on Sunday and Zach Eflin (1-0, 0.00) goes for Philadelphia, as the Twins take on the Phillies. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 12:05 CT.

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