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

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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AROUND THE STATE:

NOEM-HOT SPRINGS

RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota Gov.-elect Kristi Noem wants to make Hot Springs a vacation destination for military veterans from across the country. Noem broached her idea during a postelection rally in Rapid City the day after Veterans Day, saying she has spoken to the mayor and City Council members in Hot Springs about the idea. Mayor George Kotti says turning Hot Springs into a “veterans town” would help attract more people to visit the historic community that acts as the southern gateway to the Black Hills. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

POET-MERGER VOTE

GROTON, S.D. — Investors in the POET ethanol plant near Groton are deciding this month whether to merge with parent company POET Biorefining LLC. In the past, POET facilities have operated as individual business units. Over the past year, investors at 19 individual POET sites have voted in favor of merging, to leverage the benefits of operating as a combined entity. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

EVENT CENTER-GM, HOSMER FIRE

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-MOVING ON

MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler is gone, and Minnesota’s goal of returning to the playoffs appears that way too in the stacked Western Conference. But coach Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves are trying to hit the reset button on the fly and climb back up the standings while working in a pair of newcomers. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 7 p.m. EDT.

IN BRIEF:

SKY-WADE

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