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

March 26, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

SPRING FLOODING

Flooding that has hit parts of the Midwest hard has nearly paralyzed an American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota, swamping roads, trapping people in homes and cutting off water supplies to thousands. The situation on the sprawling Pine Ridge Reservation was improving Tuesday, but two weeks of severe flooding could put the Oglala Sioux tribe in recovery mode for months if not longer and deal a serious blow to its economy. Elsewhere in the flood-fighting Midwest, levees shored up by sandbags were keeping the surging Missouri River at bay east of Kansas City. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos pursuing.

SPRING FLOODING-DRINKING WELLS

ST. LOUIS _ More than 1 million private wells that supply drinking water in mostly rural areas of the Midwest face the risk of contamination from floodwater, and health and environmental officials are urging testing before the water is consumed. By Jim Salter. About 700 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

SCOOTER CRASH-WALMART SUED

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ A Sioux Falls woman is suing Walmart after she was injured when a customer driving a motorized shopping scooter crashed into her. A civil lawsuit filed in Minnehaha County this week claims Walmart was negligent in its instructions on how to operate the scooter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

CROP REPORT, UNIVERSITY-CAMPUS CLOSURES, MISSING GIRL-SOUTH DAKOTA

SPORTS:

NCAA WOMEN’S SWEET 16 SET

NEW YORK _ The Sweet 16 is set and Missouri State is crashing the party for the first time in 18 years. The 11th-seeded Lady Bears, who last made it this far in 2001 when the team made its historic Final Four run, are the only double-digit seed to reach the regional semifinals. It’s the ninth time in 10 years that a team seeded 10 or lower has reached the Sweet 16. Missouri State knocked off Iowa State on the Cyclones’ home court to advance. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 610 words, photos.

CLIPPERS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Los Angeles Clippers, well above the cut for the playoffs but intent on improving their seeding, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

OWNERS MEETINGS

PHOENIX _ Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf have donated $1 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame through their foundation. The donation from the Wilf Family Foundation will allow creation of a “Founders Exhibit” at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The exhibit will focus on the role many founders and owners of NFL franchises have played in the growth of the league and the effect the sport has had on U.S. communities. The exhibit will cover their history from the start of the NFL nearly a century ago through today. SENT: 275 words.

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OWNERS MEETINGS-THE LATEST

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