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

January 4, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

NOEM-INAUGURATION

PIERRE, S.D. _ Gov.-elect Kristi Noem will be sworn in Saturday as the first female governor of South Dakota. Noem will give a speech and attend two inaugural balls in Pierre. By James Nord. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. _ An American Indian activist named in a federal racketeering lawsuit filed by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline against opponents denies fostering any illegal activity through an allegedly militant protest faction. Krystal Two Bulls also denies evading service of the lawsuit _ a tactic Energy Transfer Partners says is preventing it from serving three other people it added as defendants five months ago. That move came after a federal judge criticized the $1 billion suit against environmental group Greenpeace and others as being vague and threatened to throw it out. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-DANCING TROUPE-FINAL BOW

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ Eight women strutted into the room dressed in matching sequined hats and ties, turning the Luther Manor cafeteria into a stage. The women danced to “My Kind of Town” by Frank Sinatra. Then they changed into technicolor gypsy outfits, polka dot dresses, checkered racing skirts and sequined Navy uniforms to accompany each classic song they performed. Rhinestone “Diva” pins proclaim them as exclusive members of the performance group, with dancers ranging in age from 74 to 81 _ though they danced with a skill belying their age. Their performance at Luther Manor on Dec. 14 was their final show, a culmination of 11 years as a group performing at nursing homes around Sioux Falls. By Makenzie L. Huber, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 632 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-FEMALE POWERLIFTER

RAPID CITY, S.D. _ The first time Kelsey Horton picked up a barbell, her only goal was to shed some post-pregnancy weight. Six years later, she’s a powerhouse powerlifter who’s competing on “The Titan Games,” NBC’s new series inspired by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “The Titan Games,” a 10-episode series, debuted Jan. 3. About 100,000 people worldwide applied to be on the show. Horton, 29, of Rapid City was one of 64 chosen by “The Rock” to compete. By Tanya Manus, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 985 words.

IN BRIEF:

STANDOFF CHARGES, EMACIATED BABY-CHARGES

SPORTS:

MAGIC-TIMBERWOLVES

The Orlando Magic make the third stop on their six-game road trip in Minnesota, where the ailing Timberwolves return home with the status of three of their top five scorers in question. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

FCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREVIEW

FRISCO, Texas _ Before North Dakota State made Fargo to Frisco an annual trip, Eastern Washington won the first FCS title game played in North Texas in 2010. The two meet for this season’s title, with the Bison going for their seventh championship in eight years. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 600 words by 4 p.m. CT.

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