Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in South Dakota. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Dave Kolpack has 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

MEADE COUNTY TEACHERS-CONTRACT

STURGIS, S.D. — A school district and its teachers in a western South Dakota county are headed for state-backed mediation after reaching an impasse over contract negotiations. SENT: 280 words.

YANKTON FATAL

YANKTON, S.D. — Authorities are investigating after five people died in a two-vehicle crash in South Dakota. Developing; update prospects uncertain.

IN BRIEF:

HOSPITAL ESCAPE, METH DISTRIBUTION-SENTENCE

SPORTS:

BBA--ORIOLES-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins come home from a rough road trip, starting a four-game series against a welcomed opponent in the Baltimore Orioles, who are toting the worst record in the major leagues. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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