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

October 2, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

SOUTH DAKOTA-FAMILY SLAIN

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 on Wednesday. Stacy Phelps is the second and final defendant to head 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. AP Photo pursuing.

AROUND THE STATE:

TRIBAL LAWSUIT-EDUCATION

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.

IN BRIEF:

SPEEDWAY AUCTION, DOUGHNUT SHOP KILLING-APPEAL, PET STORE-DEAD ANIMALS, VANDALISM APOLOGY, RAPE SENTENCE, SPEARFISH FATAL

SPORTS:

TWINS-MOLITOR

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have fired Paul Molitor, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award. Molitor has been offered another position within the organization. In four seasons under Molitor, the Twins went 305-343 with one appearance in the playoffs in 2017. They were 78-84 this year, long out of postseason contention after a series of early setbacks to several key players. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 585 words, photos.

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