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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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



BISMARCK, N.D. — For some schools in the Dakotas, Tuesday was the first day of classes for the week because of shutdowns Monday due to extreme cold. For at least a couple of large schools that bucked the trend, Tuesday was the second day of classes. A common theme, whether schools had stayed open or had closed Monday, was parent complaints. Temperatures on Tuesday were beginning to moderate as Arctic air began moving out of the state. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m. CT.


BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota tourism officials, along with Gov. Jack Dalrymple, are slated unveil the state’s new marketing campaign to lure visitors. It better be a heckuva pitch because it comes as life-threatening cold weather hangs over the state, already considered one of the least visited nation. By James MacPherson. Upcoming 300 words by 3 p.m. CT.


BISMARCK, N.D. — Some North Dakota Republican lawmakers say they’re disappointed in comments made by the state party chairman calling for a slowdown in oil drilling in the western oil patch. Chairman Robert Harms made the comment last week after an oil train derailed and caught fire on the outskirts of Casselton, leading to the temporary evacuation of most of the town’s 2,400 residents. SENT: 335 words, photo.


BISMARCK, N.D. — A second deer killed during the 2013 hunting season in western Grant County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It’s the fifth deer killed in the 3F2 hunting unit to test positive for CWD in five years. Infected deer also were killed in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Game and Fish Department earlier implemented hunter restrictions in 3F2 to try to prevent the spread of CWD to deer in other parts of the state. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon.


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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