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

September 6, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TRUMP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a political litmus test for voters. Trump’s strategy aims to turn the screws on the lawmakers, Jon Tester of Montana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who find themselves caught between Senate leaders and progressive donors who are fighting Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and their states’ more conservative electorate, which is more broadly supportive of Trump’s pick. Trump is holding a rally in Billings, Montana, on Thursday night, and then attending fundraisers in Fargo, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Friday. By Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas. SENT: 825 words, photos.

WELL PROJECT BUST

BUFFALO, S.D. — A $20,000 certificate of deposit that was supposed to serve as a bond for 40 idled natural gas wells in northwestern South Dakota was cashed out because company officials did not remember what the money was for, according to one of the officials. Texas-based Spyglass Cedar Creek LP is opposing South Dakota’s revocation of the company’s permits for the wells near Buffalo. A state hearing is scheduled Oct. 18. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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