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AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest, SD

October 13, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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MITCHELL, S.D. — A South Dakota lake advisory committee is exploring philanthropic measures to help fund upgrades to a maligned lake, including forming a nonprofit group. The Daily Republic reports that the Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee earlier this year recommended a $19 million plan to clean up Lake Mitchell, which has had water quality issues for decades. SENT: 250 words.


LEAD, S.D. — The city of Lead has adopted a new noise ordinance that sets maximum permissible sound levels and time restrictions for three types of areas: residential, commercial and industrial. One of the targets is loud and disruptive vehicles traveling through town, which some residents have complained about. City Administrator Mike Stahl says the city will soon begin acquiring noise meters so the new rules can be enforced properly. SENT: 210 words.


MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota is re-examining its Greek life policy following the second alcohol-related death of a campus fraternity member within a year. The Minnesota Daily reports that the university launched a review into the campus’ Greek organization policies last month in response to the death of sophomore Dylan Fulton, of Miller, South Dakota. The 20-year-old student was found dead by fellow Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity members. SENT: 300 words.


MITCHELL, S.D. — Aberdeen native Mark Vaux has spent more than a decade working in economic development in both North and South Dakota, most recently in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area. But he was looking for a place where he could take a leading role, live closer to his family and be in a location where the civic and community leaders were pulling in the same direction. And Mitchell caught his eye. Vaux, 56, was named the executive director of the Mitchell Area Development Corporation and the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce on July 27, and he started the new job last month. By Marcus Traxler, The Daily Republic. SENT IN ADVANCE: 922 words.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — After facing severe trauma nine months ago and uncertainty about whether she would ever walk again, Ashley Van Hemert feels blessed to be back home in Sioux Falls, surrounded by loved ones and planning her future. Strengthened by the power of faith and family, she believes the odds are on her side. And she’s finding forgiveness for the man who nearly took her life. By Danielle Ferguson, The Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1770 words.



BROOKINGS, S.D. — Youngstown State plays South Dakota State at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.


VERMILLION, S.D. — Northern Iowa plays South Dakota at DakotaDome.


MINNEAPOLIS — Just like Larry Fitzgerald, Adam Thielen grew up in Minnesota trying to emulate star Vikings wide receivers Cris Carter and Randy Moss. Fitzgerald makes what could be his last visit to his hometown as an NFL player with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, with Thielen in a starring role with the Vikings. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. SENT: 700 words, photos.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Carolina Hurricanes, off to a 3-0-1 start, visit Minnesota for a game against the Wild. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. CT.


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