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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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AROUND THE STATE:

UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A lack of state funding has left thousands of South Dakota children unsupervised after the school bell rings. An Argus Leader investigation found fewer out-of-school care options for parents, longer wait lists for existing programs and thousands of children left to their own devices, all in a state where it's legal for a child to be left alone at any age. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-BOTTLE COLLECTOR

YANKTON, S.D. — A North Dakota bottle collector has discovered buried relics in South Dakota. Tom Askjem, of Buxton, North Dakota, collects bottles, but not just any bottles; he collects antique medicinal bottles, and during his frequent digs in Yankton, he's found numerous items in old outhouse pits. By Cora Van Olson, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 875 words.

EXCHANGE-RODENT BATTLE

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — A South Dakota woman has taken on county and state officials who want to come onto her land and use gas to kill prairie dogs. Officials say the animals have reached epidemic infestation levels. In April, Susan Henderson sued the Fall River County Weed and Pest Board and its supervisor, Nina Steinmetz, arguing the county's application of poison would kill the nesting burrowing owls and eagles on her land. By Christopher Vondracek, The Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,857 words.

IN BRIEF:

INTERSTATE FATAL-ID, ADVOCACY GROUP-LEADER, PIERRE STANDOFF, JUDGE APPOINTED, PRISON ATTACKS-SENTENCES, SHOOTOUT-KIDNAPPING, FATAL CRASH-PARENTS PLEAD, RESERVATION ASSAULT, POWWOW ENFORCEMENT

SPORTS:

TIGERS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Gibson takes the mound for Minnesota in the latest start of his resurgent season for the Twins, who take on Detroit in the second game of a four-game series. Matthew Boyd pitches for the Tigers. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.

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