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

January 26, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

BOVINE TB-NORTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history affected an investigation into a strain of bovine tuberculosis in a North Dakota beef cattle herd that’s not previously been seen in the U.S. The strain is similar to cases in Mexican cattle, but State Veterinarian Susan Keller says the ranchers have no ties to Mexico. North Dakota’s Animal Health Division has received only limited federal help in the response, and that could delay solving the mystery of the case. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 350 words

VETERNIARY MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP

BROOKINGS, S.D. _ A new partnership with the University of Minnesota aims to lower tuition costs for South Dakota State University veterinary medicine students and allow them to stay closer to home the first two years of graduate work. The Aberdeen News reports students accepted into the rural veterinary program would complete their first two years of graduate courses in SDSU’s department of veterinary and biomedical services before transferring to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. SENT: 365 words.

EXCHANGE-TEEN’S TURNAROUND

MADISON, S.D. _ A troubled teen has been able to find new life in South Dakota thanks to the community. Five years ago, Doyle Brown was living in Louisiana. Devastated by his brother’s tragic death and finding plenty of trouble himself, he was on a trajectory that likely would have landed him in jail. At 15 years old, he realized the direction he was headed and made the decision to turn his life around and joined his older sister in Madison. By Brian Haenchen, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,033 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-SCHOOL’S STRUGGLES

ABERDEEN, S.D. _ A college in South Dakota is looking for ways to address declining enrollment at the school. After a few years of declining enrollment at Presentation College and an evolving higher education landscape, the administration has decided now is the time to set the small Catholic college up for a successful future. Presentation has already cut the use of adjunct faculty, not filled vacant positions, adjusted the faculty and staff health care plan, and trimmed work study hours and positions. By Katherine Grandstrand, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,185 words.

IN BRIEF:

PENNINGTON COUNTY FATA, CONTRACT-TEACHERS

SPORTS:

NEBRASKA-OMAHA-SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

BROOKINGS, S.D. _ Nebraska-Omaha plays South Dakota State at Frost Arena.

WESTERN ILLINOIS-SOUTH DAKOTA

VERMILLION, S.D. _ Western Illinois plays South Dakota at DakotaDome.

TWINS-MOTIVATED BUXTON

MINNEAPOLIS _ Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was miffed when he wasn’t called back up to the team last September at the end of a frustrating, injury-filled season. Now he’s even more motivated than before to settle in the lineup, following a ramped-up winter of workouts. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 5 p.m. EST.

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