Good morning. Here's how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in South Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or

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BISMARCK, N.D. — A verdict is possible in the trial of a Rhode Island woman accused in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say bilked at least 90 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.7 million. Twenty-eight-year-old Melinda Bulgin is the last of 27 defendants in the case that began in 2011. It's believed to be the first large-scale Jamaican lottery scam tried in U.S. courts. Prosecutors say some victims were in South Dakota. By Blake Nicholson. On merits; based on verdict happening.


FORT YATES, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is seeking a $6.7 million grant to research building a bridge across Lake Oahe on the Missouri River. The idea was broached as early as the 1970s but floundered largely due to concerns over cultural impacts. UPCOMING: 250 words.


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