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

August 6, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

ONLINE SALES TAX

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard was to discuss the implications of a U.S. Supreme Court case in the state’s favor allowing the state to more easily collect sales taxes on online purchases. The Republican governor’s administration has floated the idea of a special legislative session since the recent ruling. UPCOMING: Coverage on merits from 12:15 p.m. meeting.

RESERVATION HOSPITAL

ROSEBUD, S.D. — The emergency department at the Indian Health Service hospital on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation is under scrutiny again. Federal inspectors from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services surveyed the hospital in late July. Tribal leaders say they’ve lost hope of turning things around. UPCOMING: 300 words.

BASIN ELECTRIC-BUYOUTS

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 300 Basin Electric Power Cooperative employees are taking buyouts as the North Dakota-based utility tries to cut costs amid a plummeting financial outlook. Basin’s latest financial forecast predicts a decade of losses at subsidiary Dakota Gasification Co., which operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah. The majority of co-op employees taking buyouts are from North Dakota. Some are from South Dakota and Wyoming. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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