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AP-SD--South Dakota News Coverage Advisory, SD

July 10, 2018

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 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. — North Dakota’s attorney general is suing the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns along the pipeline route, which violates state law. An American Indian activist accused of starting a riot during protests against the pipeline is trying to use the lawsuit in his defense. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A 12-year-old girl who suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash that killed five people is doing well, a family friend said. UPCOMING: 300-350 words.


PIERRE, S.D. — State regulators will debate a plan to refund roughly $10.9 million to Xcel Energy customers in South Dakota as a result of last year’s federal tax cuts. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is to vote Tuesday on the settlement, which also bars the electric company from seeking a rate increase until 2020. Coverage on merits.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota insurers are set to take a hit as part of the Trump administration’s move to suspend payments aimed at stabilizing the health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act. While it isn’t likely to topple the insurance market in South Dakota, experts saY it could affect premiums for 2019. UPCOMING: 300 words.


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