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BC-SD--South Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, SD

March 12, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

OIL PIPELINE-LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over a few documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project but say a request for dozens more records is vague and overly broad. The pipeline developer also asks a federal judge to deny the tribal request, saying it’s meritless and will cause needless delay in an already protracted legal fight. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

HEMP-SOUTH DAKOTA

PIERRE, S.D. _ The sponsor of a bill to legalize industrial hemp production in South Dakota says supporters will try to overcome Republican Gov. Kristi Noem’s veto of the measure. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

VETERANS-MEDICATION

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ South Dakota philanthropist Denny Sanford is donating $25 million to help veterans determine which medications are most effective for them. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

GIRLFRIEND CHOKED

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Denver Nuggets try to get back on track Tuesday night against Minnesota. The Nuggets are 4-4 since the All-Star break, including a blowout loss at Golden State on Friday. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CT.

BIG 12 TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Just about the only good thing that comes with failing to win at least a share of the Big 12 title for the first time in 15 years is Kansas knows its first-round opponent in the league tournament. It’s not much. But it’s something. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 875 words, photos.

SUMMIT-N DAKOTA ST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ No. 2 seed Omaha plays No. 4 North Dakota State in the Summit League championship game, with the winner earning the league’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

VIKINGS-FREE AGENCY

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Vikings are keeping the heart of their defense intact with a hefty commitment to linebacker Anthony Barr, who changed his mind after an initial agreement to join the New York Jets. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 7 p.m. EST.

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