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.

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TOP STORY:

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, ND. — A federal judge has dismissed a second defendant in a $1 billion racketeering lawsuit that the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline filed against environmental groups. Judge Billy Roy Wilson ruled Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners failed to make a case against Earth First. He earlier dismissed BankTrack. That leaves Greenpeace as the lone remaining defendant group in the lawsuit. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

PET STORE-DEAD ANIMALS

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Animal control officers in Rapid City have shut down an unopened pet store after finding 36 dead animals. An anonymous complaint prompted the investigation at Pitter Patter Pet Store on Aug. 16. Officers seized another 90 animals from the business. The owner could face charges that carry potential fines and jail time. SENT: 250 words.

EXCHANGE-MANURE EXPO

BROOKINGS, S.D. — As urbanites create the need for mass food production and ignore the industry's by-products, rural America embraces the untapped potential of the hundreds of millions of tons of animal waste produced each year by swine, cattle and poultry farms. The goal of the North American Manure Expo — now in its 17th year — is to teach farmers about how to best harness the agricultural value of manure, but also to help them avoid the hazards of working with "black gold." By Patrick Anderson, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 939 words.

EXCHANGE-WAGNER SPEEDWAY

WAGNER, S.D. — The Wagner Speedway has survived some tough years, but Rod Pattison has Friday nights in the small town roaring once again. The 3/8-mile dirt track that was once frowned upon in Wagner has regained the town's trust, thanks in large part to Pattison engaging with the community and looking for ways to give back since he rejoined the speedway two years ago. The track met its worst day in 1997 when vandals burned the press box of the Wagner Speedway to ashes. By Sam Fosness, Daily Republic. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1411 words.

IN BRIEF:

WATERTOWN DRUG CHARGES, RAPID CITY SHOOTING, GRANDPARENTS SCAM, COAL EXPORT-WASHINGTON

SPORTS:

SEAHAWKS-VIKINGS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks in an exhibition game, with each side seeking extended quality time for a work-in-progress offensive line. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.

ATHLETICS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Oakland Athletics send Sean Manaea to the mound in Minnesota, with a two-game losing streak, their first since a three-game skid July 27-29 and just their second since dropping four in a row June 12-15. Jake Odorizzi starts for the Twins. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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