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

January 16, 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. Dave Kolpack is on the desk, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 5 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

LAWMAKER-TERMS

PIERRE, S.D. _ South Dakota lawmakers are set to debate asking voters to double their current two-year terms in office. Senators and representatives would be able to serve two consecutive four-year terms under the measure introduced Wednesday. The plan would go on the 2020 ballot; if approved, the changes would take effect in January 2023. SENT: 260 words.

TRANSGENDER LAWSUIT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ A federal lawsuit that accused the South Dakota state health plan of discriminating against transgender employees was dismissed this week following the death of the plaintiff. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

REST STOP SHOOTING, FATAL COLLISION-SIOUX FALLS, ACTIVIST KILLED-VERDICT

SPORTS:

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE-NORTH DAKOTA

South Dakota State plays North Dakota at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

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