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AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest 6 pm, SD

January 5, 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, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

FLOODED LANDS

PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking South Dakota lawmakers to extend rules set to expire this summer that govern the use of lakes on private land for recreation. Lawmakers during a special legislative session last year approved a compromise on so-called non-meandered waters that sunsets in June 2018, meaning lawmakers will have to revisit the issue in the upcoming legislative session. SENT: 260 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

BALLOT MEASURES-KEEP OUT

PIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota ballot measure that would ban out-of-state fundraising for citizens’ initiatives will go before voters in November, the state’s chief elections official said Thursday. SENT: 390 words.

YOUTH GOOSE HUNT

PIERRE, S.D. — Organizers of an annual youth goose hunt in central South Dakota aren’t worried that recent frigid weather will put a damper on the weekend event. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

WEAPONS ARSENAL, TRAFFIC STOP-BODY FOUND, MITCHELL-FATAL STABBING, AVERA-AIR AMBULANCE, COMMISSIONER CONVICTED, RAPID CITY HOMICIDE-TRIAL, CROP REPORT

SPORTS:

MINNESOTA-OHIO STATE

COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 10 Ohio State (13-2, 2-0 Big Ten) seeks its seventh straight win when Minnesota (12-3, 1-1) visits. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

In the topsy-turvy NFC playoff field, only the Atlanta Falcons return from last year — and they sneaked in as the sixth and final seed, narrowly avoiding the same fate as the Cowboys, Seahawks, Packers, Giants and Lions, who are sitting this one out. A look at the six NFL playoff teams’ strengths and weaknesses. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,650 words, photos.

SABRES-WILD

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild, who are 10-1-1 in their last 12 home games, host the Buffalo Sabres, who are lagging in last place in the Eastern Conference. The Sabres have four former Wild draft picks on their roster, plus a former player in Jason Pominville. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Tim Miles could have his best team in his six seasons at Nebraska, and a game at Purdue on Saturday is an opportunity for the Cornhuskers to show they’re for real. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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