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AP-SD--South Dakota News Coverage Advisory, SD

October 2, 2018

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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



SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A former nonprofit official accused of changing contracts to avoid a state audit and scrutiny over his spending is going to trial. Stacy Phelps is the second defendant to go to trial in the GEAR UP case, which was sparked when a former colleague of Phelps’, Scott Westerhuis, shot his wife and four children, then set fire to their house and killed himself in 2015. By James Nord. UPCOMING: 550 words by 3:30 p.m.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two American Indian tribes over the federal government’s reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Education. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe argued that the Department of Interior failed to properly consult with them about the reorganization as required by federal law and that the decision violates the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


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