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

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Attorney General Marty Jackley was to announce his legislative priorities with bills on data breaches and addressing meth use for the upcoming 2018 session. Jackley, who is running for governor, is unveiling the bills at press events Wednesday. By James Nord. UPCOMING: 300 words, photo by noon.


FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State is returning to the Football Championship Subdivision title game, missing out last year after winning five straight national championships. The program that once owned Frisco, Texas, will find it more crowded this year with a powerful James Madison team seeking its second straight crown and a fan base that also travels well. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 500 words. With photos, video.


SAVANNAH, Ga. — A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy north Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, adding to the misery of a bitter cold snap as bridges iced over and cars spun out on slickened overpasses. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.




SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Sioux Falls City Council has decided to move forward with a $50 million project to build a hotel, commercial space and attached parking garage in the city's downtown. Critics had questioned the city's decision to work with a developer connected to a building collapse in 2016 that led to the death of one person. UPCOMING: 300 words.


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