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

December 23, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

MESSY GEESE

RAPID CITY, S.D. _ People who watch and feed the ducks and geese in Rapid City’s parks should also watch their step. Waterfowl droppings are a messy problem year-round in areas of the city with open water. In spite of the city’s annual efforts, geese and ducks gather during the fall and spring migrations on water that remains unfrozen. SENT: 200 words.

EXCHANGE-STOPPING MUSSELS

YANKTON, S.D. _ Since his return to South Dakota, Kelly Hepler has seen the rapid spread of the zebra mussel _ a tiny mollusk creating major problems for Yankton. Hepler serves as secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). He previously served as assistant commissioner for the Alaska Department of Game and Fish. By Randy Dockendorf, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1384 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-MEDIEVAL RE-ENACTORS

SPEARFISH, S.D. _ There are a lot of small towns, cities, and communities in the Black Hills, but there’s only one shire, the Shire of Noiregarde. However, there are no hobbits in this shire, no wizards, no dragons _ only “SCAdians,” the name applied to members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). The SCA is a group devoted to recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century European life. It began in California in 1966 as little more than a themed graduation party, the Black Hills Pioneer reported. In the 52 years since, the SCA has boomed into a massive network of like-minded medieval enthusiasts, hosting more than a thousand events spanning five continents every year. By Alex Portal, Black Hills Pioneer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 655 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

SIOUX FALLS-DEER HARVEST, SECRET SANTA, CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SETENCE, DEER DISEASE-NORTH DAKOTA.

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-LIONS

DETROIT _ The Lions officially fell out of playoff contention with last week’s loss to the Buffalo Bills so are playing the spoiler role against the Vikings, who have playoffs in their sights after coming off one of their best performances of the season against the Miami Dolphins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is noon.

TIMBERWOLVES-THUNDER

KLAHOMA CITY _ The Thunder, one of the hottest teams in the NBA, host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game time 7 p.m. CT.

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