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

August 1, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — Economic growth is still slowing in nine Midwestern and Plains states amid trade and tariff disputes, according to a monthly survey report released Wednesday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index declined to 57.0 in July, from 61.8 in June and 67.3 in May, the report states. It’s still the 20th straight month that the index remained above 50. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth. SENT: 310 words.

With:

MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY

STURGIS, S.D. — As the roar of motorcycles gets louder in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, the city of Rapid City, law enforcement, transportation and health care officials say they’re ready for the annual onslaught of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally-related traffic, accidents and injuries. This year’s rally starts Friday and runs through Aug. 12. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

BOMB-MAKING ARREST, POP-UP DOG PARK, BEER THEFT, WEST NILE DEATH, OGLALA LAKOTA COUNTY STORMS, SPEARFISH ROBBERY, NATIONAL FOREST-RAINS, SECRET FILMING CHARGE

SPORTS:

INDIANS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — Cleveland, with a nine-game lead over Minnesota in the AL Central, starts Carlos Carrasco in the series finale against the Twins. Adalberto Mejia goes for the home team. By Dave Campbell.

LYNX-FINISHING STRONG

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Lynx have expressed little concern about their ability to recover from an unusually rough start, and with nine games to go they’re in great shape for grabbing one of the top two seeds in the playoffs that come with a double bye. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 450 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.

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