AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, SD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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SOUTH DAKOTA-XCEL REFUND
PIERRE, S.D. — State regulators on Tuesday approved an agreement to refund roughly $10.9 million to the thousands of Xcel Energy customers in South Dakota as a result of last year’s federal tax cuts. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission voted for the settlement, which also bars increases in base electric rates for the company’s South Dakota customers until at least 2021. SENT: 220 words.
OIL PIPELINE-STATE LAWSUIT
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s attorney general is suing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns in violation of a state law banning large corporations from owning farmland. In a separate case, an American Indian activist accused of starting a riot on a portion of the land during protests against the pipeline last year wants to use the state’s lawsuit in his defense. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 420 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
HEALTH INSURANCE RATES
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota insurers are set to take a hit as part of the Trump administration’s move to suspend payments aimed at stabilizing the health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act. While it isn’t likely to topple the insurance market in South Dakota, experts say it could affect premiums for 2019. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
FIVE KILLED-SOUTH DAKOTA-SURVIVOR
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A 12-year-old girl who suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash that killed five people is doing well, a family friend said. SENT: 280 words.
MISSING BABY SEARCH, PIERRE GAS LEAK, BUSINESSMAN SENTENCED, SUPREME COURT-SOUTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA CROPS
MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Slegers starts for the Minnesota Twins, who have won five straight games, against the Kansas City Royals, who send Ian Kennedy to the mound in attempt to stop a 10-game losing streak. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.
AROUND THE WNBA
NEW YORK — Several players have etched their names in the WNBA record books. Rebekkah Brunson became the league’s all-time leading rebounder while Diana Taurasi broke the mark for most field goals made in her career. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 1 p.m.
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