Good morning. Here's how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in South Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



STURGIS, S.D. — A judge has denied a request by Buffalo Chip to dismiss the state's case questioning the town's incorporation. The legal battle has lingered more than two years and has already been before the state Supreme Court. UPCOMING: 200 words.


MITCHELL, S.D. — It's the busiest weekend of the year for South Dakota Rodeo Association events, which officials say are gaining in popularity and participation. Almost every weekend from the end of May through mid-September, somewhere in South Dakota a rodeo is being held. UPCOMING: 250 words.


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