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

August 26, 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. Ivan Moreno 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

AROUND THE STATE:

YANKTON POLICE-BODY CAMERA

YANKTON, S.D. — A South Dakota police department has received a $40,000 state grant to equip its officers with body cameras in an effort to improve transparency. SENT: 270 words.

BERESFORD-ARTS CENTER

BERESFORD, S.D. — A South Dakota school board has scheduled a bond election in October for a $15 million project that would include a performing arts center attached to a high school. SENT: 270 words.

EXCHANGE-BOTTLE COLLECTOR

YANKTON, S.D. — A North Dakota bottle collector has discovered buried relics in South Dakota. Tom Askjem, of Buxton, North Dakota, collects bottles, but not just any bottles; he collects antique medicinal bottles, and during his frequent digs in Yankton, he’s found numerous items in old outhouse pits. By Cora Van Olson, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 875 words.

EXCHANGE-RODENT BATTLE

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — A South Dakota woman has taken on county and state officials who want to come onto her land and use gas to kill prairie dogs. Officials say the animals have reached epidemic infestation levels. In April, Susan Henderson sued the Fall River County Weed and Pest Board and its supervisor, Nina Steinmetz, arguing the county’s application of poison would kill the nesting burrowing owls and eagles on her land. By Christopher Vondracek, The Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,857 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--ATHLETICS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Bassitt takes the mound for Oakland to finish a four-game series in Minnesota. All-Star Jose Berrios pitches for the Twins. By Jim Hoehn. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2:10 p.m. EDT

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