BC-ND–North Dakota News Coverage Advisory, ND

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 (800) 552-7250 or (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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

HEPATITIS A RISK-COMMUNION

FARGO, N.D. — The bishop of the Fargo Catholic Diocese might have exposed hundreds of church members in Fargo and Jamestown to the hepatitis A virus in late September and early October. The state Health Department has issued an advisory of exposure for anyone who attended four churches and had communion there. The diocese announced Monday that Bishop John Folda is taking some time off after being diagnosed with hepatitis A. SENT: 370 words. Photo pursuing.

DAKOTAS SUNFLOWERS

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The sunflower industry is working to determine the amount of damage to this year’s crop in the nation’s two top-producing states. An early October blizzard flattened all or part of many sunflower fields in North Dakota and South Dakota. National Sunflower Association Executive Director John Sandbakken says there is still a lot of crop that can be salvaged, but there are some areas that farmers won’t be able to harvest. SENT: 250 words.

MINOT MANAGER

MINOT, N.D. — The man who has managed North Dakota’s fourth-largest city for 16 years and led it through a historic flood is retiring. City Manager David Waind says he’ll end his 35-year career with the city next spring. He’s been the city manager since 1979. SENT: 270 words. Photo pursuing.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apbismarck@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to AP in New York via FTP or email (statephotos@ap.org). Be sure to call to follow up on emailed photos: (877) 273-6867. If you have questions about the North Dakota AP report, contact News Editor Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or dglass@ap.org.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from North Dakota and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigation pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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