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

December 14, 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. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

BILLIE SUTTON-FUTURE

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ Billie Sutton, who came close to being South Dakota’s first Democratic governor in decades, talks to the AP about his future. Sutton’s campaign has been sending out fundraising pleas hinting that there’s more to come. By James Nord. Developing. With AP Photo.

CHINA-US TRADE

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The resumption of soybean sales to China is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the Asian country. But producers see it only as a small step toward normalcy as they continue monitoring the unsettled trade relations between the countries and call for more federal aid. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 720 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

DEATH PENALTY

WASHINGTON _ Three states including South Dakota resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year. That’s according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 685 words, photo.

SCHOOL SAFETY-BAD DATA

RAPID CITY, S.D. _ South Dakota’s report cards on schools are out, and the school safety numbers aren’t adding up. The reports under the Every Student Succeeds Act for the first time report information from a federal Civil Rights Data Collection survey. And they include some bad data, such as a whopping number of Asian Americans supposedly being involved in school-related arrests in Rapid City. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-HOMES FOR HEROES

ABERDEEN, S.D. _ Louie and Rebecca Genzler never meant to look at the house they now call home. It wasn’t even for sale, technically. But now the couple will be hosting Christmas for all of their children and grandchildren this month, with a few extra presents under the tree thanks to the Homes for Heroes program. Louie Genzler qualified for the program because he served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 24 years. By Victoria Lusk, Aberdeen News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 898 words.

IN BRIEF:

OIL PIPELINE-LANDOWNERS, SHERIFF REVOKED, SHERIFF-ELECT CHARGED, CUSTER COUNTY FATAL

SPORTS:

FBC-S DAKOTA ST-N DAKOTA ST

FARGO, N.D. _ Rivals South Dakota State and unbeaten North Dakota State square off in an FCS semifinal game in the Fargodome, where Kansas State-bound Chris Klieman is making his last appearance as Bison coach. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

IN BRIEF:

AUGUSTANA-DIV I

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