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

January 3, 2019

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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

LAWMAKER PAY

PIERRE, S.D. _ South Dakota lawmakers heading into the 2019 session will receive a 90 percent pay raise under a law approved last year. Legislators’ salaries are jumping from $6,000 per session to $11,378.80. Supporters say low pay limits the pool of people who can serve as lawmakers. It’s the first raise since 1998. By James Nord. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 word.

IN BRIEF:

INVASIVE INSECTS-DECORATIONS, HOMELESS COUNT, INTERSTATE CRASH-WALL, SOUTH DAKOTA DRIVER KILLED-MISSOURI

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-CELTICS

BOSTON _ The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Boston Celtics. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

MINNESOTA-CURRY RETURNS

MINNEAPOLIS _ When Minnesota center Eric Curry entered the team’s last game, the sophomore had a big smile on his face. He was thinking about his mom, who predicted the standing ovation after helping him through nearly two years of knee rehab. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 680 words, photos.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE-NEBRASKA-OMAHA

North Dakota State plays Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

SOUTH DAKOTA-DENVER

South Dakota plays Denver at Magness Arena. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

TWINS-CRUZ

MINNEAPOLIS _ With an opening for a designated hitter and a need for more power in the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found quite a fit on the free agent market with a six-time All-Star in Nelson Cruz. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 800 words, photo.

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