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

December 7, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

AROUND THE STATE:

COLLEGES COLLABORATE

RAPID CITY, S.D. _ South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Black Hills State University and Western Dakota Tech are teaming up on a series of initiatives designed to enhance student flexibility in western South Dakota. The concerns that are driving the new initiative are similar for the three schools _ stagnant enrollment and limited resources from state government. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

EXCHANGE-STUDENTS-MODULAR BUILDINGS

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Between the 1980s and the early 2000s, Rapid City’s school district constructed 20 annexes — modular buildings retrofitted with bulletin boards, desks and other classroom amenities — as a semi-permanent fix to a growing problem. And in 2018, as an ad hoc group formed by the school board continues to talk about school facilities, annexes are back in the conversation. Some annexes — or modulars — lack water for bathrooms. Others are not ADA compliant. Some have noisy heating or cooling systems, and they’re almost all too small. By Christopher Vondracek, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1271 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-DITCHING PAGERS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Pagers might still beep at the hips of TV show doctors, but they have no place at Avera Health. The way doctors and nurses communicate at Avera is different. It’s more comprehensive. More connected to Avera’s other communication networks. And it’s far more appropriate given the capabilities of modern technology and the life-and-death scenarios that play out daily in clinics and hospitals. Avera’s evolution beyond beepers might not seem like a major step, but it’s a departure from an industry that still by and large relies on the 1960s technology. By Patrick Anderson, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1073 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

SCHOL EVACUATED, LYMAN COUNTY FATAL, TROOPER ASSAULT-PLEA, SMITHFIELD FOODS-SIOUX FALLS

SPORTS:

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY-SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

Southern University plays South Dakota State at Frost Arena.

VIKINGS-OFFENSE

EAGAN, Minn. _ Minnesota’s offense has been up and down this season under new coordinator John DeFilippo and new quarterback Kirk Cousins, and the Vikings have a lot of rough spots to smooth out down the final stretch. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 6 p.m. EST.

WILD-OILERS

The Minnesota Wild visit the Edmonton Oilers.

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