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BC-SD--South Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, SD

December 27, 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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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

TOP STORY:

WINTRY WEATHER

MINNEAPOLIS _ Forecasters posted a blizzard warning for parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota as a major winter storm delivered heavy snow and gusty winds to the region Thursday. The powerful storm is making travel difficult with motorists on the move during this holiday week. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for central South Dakota, eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. The storm was expected to drop more than a foot of snow in the region before ending Friday. SENT: 235 words, photos.

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WINTRY WEATHER-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

GOVERNOR-CORRECTIONS SECRETARY, AIRPORT GUN

SPORTS:

BEARS-VIKINGS PREVIEW

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Vikings have embraced the high stakes of the final regular season game, needing to beat division champion Chicago to ensure a return to the playoffs or risk branding themselves as one of the NFL’s most disappointing teams for 2018. The Bears don’t have as much in play, but their remaining, albeit outside, chance of getting a first-round bye still gives them reason to go all out. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words.

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BEARS-VIKINGS PREVIEW-CAPSULE

WILD-BLACKHAWKS

CHICAGO _ Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild meet Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild are missing star defenseman Matt Dumba, expected to miss three months because of a torn right pectoral muscle. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. CT.

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