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

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PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota lawmakers on the Legislature's budget-writing committee were to discuss bills for consideration during the upcoming special legislative session that would help implement a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing states to force online shoppers to pay sales tax. One special session measure would allow the state to start collecting sales taxes from many out-of-state internet retailers on Nov. 1. By James Nord. UPCOMING: 400 words from 2:30 p.m. meeting.


ROSEBUD, S.D. — A federally run South Dakota hospital has been taken off immediate jeopardy status, but still must resolve shortcomings in several areas. Federal officials say the Rosebud Indian Health Service hospital needs to improve in infection control, anesthesia services and other areas. UPCOMING: 250-300 words by 11 a.m.


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