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

April 11, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

SPRING FLOODING

A storm system known as a “bomb cyclone” slowly churned through the U.S. interior Thursday for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard in parts of the Midwest while creating hazardous fire conditions farther south. As much as 18 inches (46 centimeters) of snow has fallen in parts of South Dakota, where Gov. Kristi Noem has closed state offices in much of the state for a second day as heavy snow and strong winds make travel conditions dangerous. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 870 words, photos, video. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

HORSE RACING-SOUTH DAKOTA

ABERDEEN, S.D. _ There will be no horse racing this year at South Dakota tracks for the first time in decades. Aberdeen American News reports that Northeast Area Horse Racing said Tuesday that the Aberdeen track won’t host races in 2019. The move comes two weeks after the state’s only other race track decided to suspend this year’s activities in Fort Pierre. The Aberdeen group’s president says his group can’t meet the state gaming commission’s new bond requirement meant as insurance to cover losses. SENT: 265 words.

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES WRAPUP

MINNEAPOLIS _ Rarely has a season gone by in professional sports with such a difference in drama level from start to finish than this one for the Minnesota Timberwolves. After trading All-Star Jimmy Butler and firing coach Tom Thibodeau in the first half, the injury bug left them playing out the string with a bunch of backups .By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 650 words.

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