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BC-SD--South Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SD

January 4, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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



PIERRE, S.D. _ Gov.-elect Kristi Noem is set to be sworn in to office Saturday as the first female governor of South Dakota. Noem will give a speech at her swearing in ceremony and attend two inaugural balls in Pierre. By James Nord. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.


BISMARCK, N.D. _ An American Indian activist named in a federal racketeering lawsuit filed by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline against opponents denies fostering any illegal activity through an allegedly militant protest faction. Krystal Two Bulls also denies evading service of the lawsuit _ a tactic Energy Transfer Partners says is preventing it from serving three other people it added as defendants five months ago. That move came after a federal judge criticized the $1 billion suit against environmental group Greenpeace and others as being vague and threatened to throw it out. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words.


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