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BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD

September 26, 2018

AP-South Dakota stories for Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 605-332-3111.

For use Saturday, Sept. 29, and thereafter.


PIERRE, S.D. — When Dennis Daugaard was first elected governor in 2011, his wife Linda Daugaard was told to take things a little easy for the first six months of her husband’s term. It was advice the first lady promptly disregarded as soon as she found South Dakota’s children were in need of some attention. Daugaard also focused on South Dakota’s infant mortality rate in her first year. Now, with a new governor slated to be elected in November, as her husband is restricted by term limits from seeking election again, Daugaard is looking forward to other luxuries of life in the private sector. By Alex Portal, Black Hills Pioneer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1043 words.


BROOKINGS, S.D. — If you grow up playing football in Nebraska, you want to play for the Cornhuskers. That’s a given. But if you’re a Division I caliber player and the Huskers don’t offer you a scholarship, Dan Jackson is ready to pounce. Jackson is the South Dakota State recruiting coordinator, an Omaha native and a former Jackrabbit player. And since joining the SDSU coaching staff in 2012, he’s been doggedly mining his home state for players he believes will help take the Jacks to the top of the FCS mountain. By Matt Zimmer, The Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1180 words.

For use Monday, Oct. 1, and thereafter.


ABERDEEN, S.D. — This will be the first-ever year that South Dakota has raised the bird destined for the presidential Thanksgiving meal at the White House. It’s a 70-year tradition, and a party outside party lines. The Tom will likely get a pardon from President Donald Trump and live out the next couple years at Gobbler’s Rest, an agricultural outreach and education facility at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg. There’s a flock of 50 hopeful, white-feathered candidates fattening up on an undisclosed Hutterite colony in Beadle County. By Kelda J.L. Pharris, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 626 words.


RAPID CITY, S.D. — Since 2007, the rise and fall of Rapid City summers have coincided with the arrival and departure of its green and red trolleys. The retrofitted buses with their turn-of-the-last-century cable car appearance run June 1 through Aug. 31, providing riders with a narrated tour of city attractions. But while another recent Rapid City summer attraction, the Summer Nights series, has undoubtedly brought visitors and dollars to the area, some have questioned whether the trolley service does the same. By Samuel Blackstone, The Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 581 words.

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