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AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest, SD

June 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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



STURGIS, S.D. — A South Dakota man says his family injured in a house fire last month should make a full recovery. Bill McKee tells The Black Hills Pioneer that doctors have predicted his son, Jason McKee, daughter, Mandy McKee, and grandson, Ethan Baker, will fully heal with time. The three family members suffered smoke inhalation injuries in the May 12 fire that destroyed McKee’s home in Sturgis. SENT: 250 words.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Lincoln High School graduate has published her first book and earned a full scholarship to Stanford University after overcoming verbal, sexual and physical abuse. Damian Marlow tells the Argus Leader that after overcoming her adversities she feels “satisfied with my life.” Marlow released her book, “Looks like Honey, Tastes like Vinegar,” last month on Amazon as a way to help others through her poetry. SENT: 230 words.


VERMILLION, S.D. —Authorities in South Dakota are still looking for answers in the 2015 death of a woman, who died near the Missouri River. An autopsy shows Alicia Hummel’s cause of death was drowning, but it also lists blunt force head trauma and an incised wound on her neck as contributing factors. Toxicology reports show no signs of alcohol or other substances. Hummel’s remains were discovered on June 1, 2015 at the edge of the water by the boat ramp at Myron Grove, about seven miles west of Vermillion. By Danielle Ferguson, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,865 words.


CUSTER, S.D. —A debate in South Dakota has ensued after a table was destroyed in Custer State Park. Park officials recently replaced its Poet’s Table. The original table was sawed up and taken down by two women. The women told a park ranger the site “desecrated” the natural Black Hills alcove. Many people on social media excoriated them. However, the debate over what exactly Poet’s Table means and represents to people in the Black Hills continues. By Christopher Vondracek, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,383 words.





MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Gibson, who hasn’t picked up a victory in 11 starts since his first turn of the season, takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins in the middle game of the series against the Los Angeles Angels, who counter with Tyler Skaggs. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


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