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 Dave Kolpack is on the desk.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The latest target of Sioux Falls billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford is a biopharmaceutical company based in the city. The Argus Leader reports that Sanford is investing $10 million in SAB Biotherapeutics Inc. The investment closed on Aug. 17 and was made through a new entity called Sanford Therapeutics LLC. Sanford is best known locally for his benevolence that fuels Sanford Health. SENT: 330 words.


ABERDEEN, S.D. — Construction work has begun on a new Aberdeen volleyball facility as the sport gains popularity in the area. Aberdeen American News reports that the new Matchbox Sport Recreation Center under development will bring volleyball competitors from South Dakota and northeastern North Dakota to Aberdeen. Local volleyball players usually had to travel outside the city to compete in club tournaments. SENT: 210 words.


CUSTER, S.D. — A South Dakota couple has reopened their brewery after 20 years. Brian and Janet Boyer were at the forefront of the fledgling craft-beer movement when they opened the Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company in Hill City in 1997. Brian Boyer said that venture may have been ahead of its time. They eventually sold the brewery to another couple who operated it for a year or two, before they also shut it down. The Boyers recently decided to revive the brewery. By Jim Holland, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 887 words.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota business is fighting for customers as it deals with road construction. Mark Gillespie co-owns Kaladi's Bistro in Sioux Falls. He says road construction just outside the cafe's main entrance has been hurting business. Crews have already been busy for months upgrading the road surface and underground utilities along Minnesota Avenue. The $3 million upgrade started in May and is scheduled to last until November. By Patrick Anderson, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 574 words.





GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Minnesota Vikings' defense is preparing for all scenarios when it comes to their meeting Sunday with the Green Bay Packers and the availability of injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers. By Genaro C, Armas. Sent: 780 words photos.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jakob Junis and the Kansas City Royals continue their four-game series against the Minnesota Twins. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:15 p.m. CT.


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