BC-SD--South Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, SD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dave Kolpack is on the desk.
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WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE
BISMARCK, N.D. _ An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states on Friday, but forecasters say the worst may be yet to come. Cold weather advisories were in effect from North Dakota to Ohio, with dangerously cold wind chills that could dip to as low as 45 below zero in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota and to 35 below in parts of northern Illinois and Iowa. By Blake Nicholson and Dave Kolpack. SENT: 700 words, photos.
WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE-THE LATEST
PIERRE, S.D. _ A state Senate panel on Friday is to debate Gov. Kristi Noem’s bill to regulate a form abortion providers must give to women before they can end a pregnancy. The governor’s office says the bill “cracks down on abortion providers.” The committee will also hear a bill to require providers to first display sonograms. By James Nord. Developing.
OIL PIPELINE-PROTESTER INJURY
BISMARCK, N.D. _ Law enforcement officials in North Dakota say they aren’t to blame for a severe arm injury a New York City woman suffered while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline and that public statements they made blaming her weren’t aimed at damaging her character. They’re asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that Sophia Wilansky filed seeking millions of dollars in damages for alleged excessive force, assault, negligence, emotional distress and defamation. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
MADISON, S.D. _ A troubled teen has been able to find new life in South Dakota thanks to the community. Five years ago, Doyle Brown was living in Louisiana. Devastated by his brother’s tragic death and finding plenty of trouble himself, he was on a trajectory that likely would have landed him in jail. At 15 years old, he realized the direction he was headed and made the decision to turn his life around and joined his older sister in Madison. By Brian Haenchen, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,033 words, photos.
ABERDEEN, S.D. _ A college in South Dakota is looking for ways to address declining enrollment at the school. After a few years of declining enrollment at Presentation College and an evolving higher education landscape, the administration has decided now is the time to set the small Catholic college up for a successful future. Presentation has already cut the use of adjunct faculty, not filled vacant positions, adjusted the faculty and staff health care plan, and trimmed work study hours and positions. By Katherine Grandstrand, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,185 words.
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT, FATAL CRASH-RAPID CITY
SALT LAKE CITY _ The Minnesota Timberwolves have won three straight going into Friday night’s game against the Utah Jazz. By Matthew Coles. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. MT.
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