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AROUND THE STATE:

GOLD MINE

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A company that is considering reopening the abandoned Gilt Edge gold mine in western South Dakota could disturb areas that have been reclaimed as part of a $120 million cleanup project during the past 18 years. It's estimated that an additional $88 million worth of reclamation work is needed at the site, and Canada-based Agnico Eagle Mines says it would absorb that cost and the responsibility for the cleanup if the company finds enough recoverable gold. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

PRISON POPULATION, GOVERNOR-SOUTH DAKOTA-FINE, CROP REPORT, PLANT FIRE, SCHOOL THREAT-ARREST, METH CONSPIRACY SENTENCE, FATAL CRASH-WARRANT

SPORTS:

TWINS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jorge Lopez tries to build on his last solid start at Kauffman Stadium when the Royals face Stephen Gonsalves and the Twins in the opener of a four-game series. By Tod Palmer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:15 p.m. CT.

VIKINGS-YOUNG DBs

EAGAN, Minn. — Mike Hughes was forced into a heavy role in his NFL debut by injuries in Minnesota's secondary, and this week the rookie has been preparing to face Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. There's no easing in for this first-round draft pick. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.

BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Ohio State averaged 650 yards and 64.5 points against two overmatched opponents. This week Dwayne Haskins and the Buckeyes will be going against a traditionally tough defense in TCU in a game that could have playoff implications. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN-WORTH THE RISK?

The last two Big Ten champions didn't make college football's playoff, in part because of early losses against tough nonconference foes. This year, Michigan State and Michigan have already dropped games, reducing their margins for error and raising again the question of whether playing tough teams out of conference is worth the risk. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.

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