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

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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



SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A shortage of donated firewood supplies is hampering sweat lodge purification ceremonies for South Dakota State Penitentiary inmates. The sweat lodge ceremonies are usually held six times per week, but lately inmates have had to go weeks without a ceremony. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words. AP Photo requested.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have a new quarterback in Kirk Cousins and the same Super Bowl aspiration, after coming within one win of the big game last season. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, by 12 p.m. CDT.


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