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AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest, SD

May 13, 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. Jim Nord is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. — South Dakota voters enthusiastically passed “Marsy’s Law” in 2016, joining several states that have embraced the constitutional amendments requiring crime victims to be notified of developments in their cases and giving them other rights. Now they’re being asked to embrace changes to the amendment to help police and prosecutors cut down on unforeseen bureaucratic problems it has created. By James Nord. SENT: 750 words, photo.



RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City officials seek to regulate secondary housing units, such as an attic or a pool house equipped with cooking, sleeping and sanitation facilities. SENT: 245 words.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Most of Sioux Falls knows Paul TenHaken. But few know the details of how the 40-year-old founder of Click Rain went from a middle-class upbringing in rural Minnesota to being a week away from becoming Sioux Falls’ 27th mayor. TenHaken said he hopes to incorporate his passion for physical wellness into city programming through the health department and the Live Well Sioux Falls initiative. By Joe Sneve, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 693 words.


ABERDEEN, S.D. — Francis Kallas makes anywhere from zero to 10 rosaries a day. The rosary is a Catholic devotion guided by a series of beads and knots that represent a sequence of prayers. In the past 23 years, an estimated 65,000 cord rosaries — beads on twine or rope — have been crafted by the hands of Kallas and those of his late wife, who strung them until arthritis made the threading too difficult. Kallas has never stopped. By Kelda J.L. Pharris, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 816 words.



ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani faces Fernando Romero in a tantalizing meeting of promising rookie pitchers when the Los Angeles Angels conclude their four-game series with the Minnesota Twins. Ohtani is 3-1 with 32 strikeouts in his first five starts, while Romero hasn’t allowed a run in his first two career starts. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 1 p.m. PDT.


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