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

September 21, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

WISCONSIN-SHOOTING

MIDDLETON, Wis. — The gunman in a Wisconsin workplace shooting was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from possessing firearms in 2004 after telling South Dakota police that he thought co-workers were “talking bad about him,” according to court records. Anthony Tong also told investigators he believed his neighbors were spying on him when officers were called to his Sioux Falls apartment to investigate a disabled fire alarm in his home. Tong, who was fatally shot by police after opening fire on his co-workers Wednesday at a software company in Middleton, had lived in South Dakota until last year. BY Todd Richmond and James Nord. SENT: 620 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-EARLY VOTING

MINNEAPOLIS — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump’s social media posts. Yet in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines are set up inside city buildings. A series of get-out-the-vote rallies is scheduled. And each party is spending millions of dollars to push its supporters to the polls. By Steve Peoples and Steve Karnowski. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

WISCONSIN-SHOOTING-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

LAKOTA MUSEUM

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A man who grew up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is opening a Lakota museum in Rapid City this weekend. The Lakota Dream Museum & Monument features paintings from imprisoned American Indian Movement member Leonard Peltier, text murals telling the story of the Treaty of Fort Laramie and Wounded Knee, and a stuffed white buffalo calf. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.

EXCHANGE-SCHOOLS SENTINELS-RESERVATION

PINE RIDGE, S.D. —Five years after South Dakota legislators passed Sentinel, a program that trains educational staff, including teachers, to carry firearms, a cloud of secrecy still pervades public information on which schools within the state have opted into the law. The state discloses four schools. But many schools are hesitant to share information. Not so, however, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with the Oglala Lakota County School District. The K-8 district has the most sentinel-trained officers in the state with four. By Christopher Vondracek, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,551 words.

EXCHANGE-KIDNEY DONOR

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. —Twenty-five years after graduating from Belle Fourche High School together, Karen Carlton and James Helmberger will forever be connected after she donated her kidney to him last month. Carlton, who currently lives in Rapid City, and Helmberger, who currently lives in Florida, grew up in Belle Fourche and attended school together since elementary school. She says she followed Helmberger’s journey searching for a kidney donor on Facebook. By Lacey Peterson, Black Hills Pioneer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,700 words.

IN BRIEF:

DITCH BODY, SOUTH DAKOTA RAINS, INSTAGRAM THREAT-CHARGE, SCHOOL TECH BUILDING, LEGIONNAIRES’ OUTBREAK-SIOUX FALLS

SPORTS:

TWINS-ATHLETICS

Minnesota plays Oakland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

MINNESOTA-MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland and Minnesota open Big Ten play Saturday sharing an unwanted bond: Both will be mourning the loss of a teammate. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo by 3 p.m. ET.

BIG TEN-DOWN YEAR

Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven’t been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on Sept. 29. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 725 words, photos.

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