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AP-SD--South Dakota News Coverage Advisory, SD

August 28, 2018

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. — Twenty environmental and civil liberties groups are launching a task force aimed at fighting back against lawsuits they believe are aimed at limiting free speech and silencing critics. Among them are Greenpeace and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which have been fighting a racketeering lawsuit filed by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. By Blake Nicholson, on merits from early afternoon announcement.

SOUTH DAKOTA PHEASANTS

MITCHELL, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is reporting a 47 percent increase from last year in its annual pheasant brood survey. The statewide count is similar to 2014, when hunters killed an estimated 1.2 million pheasants. However, numbers in western South Dakota decreased by 5 percent. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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