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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-SOUTH DAKOTA

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Court documents show a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was in contact with the FBI in South Dakota before her July arrest.The recently filed documents in the case of accused Russian operative Maria Butina reveal that she was keeping the contact secret from her boyfriend, conservative political operative and South Dakota businessman Paul Erickson, who could be facing a fraud investigation. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

WOOD SHORTAGE-CEREMONIES

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: 290 words. AP Photo requested.

IN BRIEF:

PIPELINE PROTESTS-SENTENCES, SPORTS TRAINING COMPLEX, MEADE COUNTY FATAL, BAR SHOOTING-PLEA, BOY ATTACKED-SENTENCED, STOLEN GUNS

SPORTS:

TWINS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — Now leading the AL Central by 14 games and headed toward another division title, the Indians continue their four-game series against Minnesota with Adam Plutko facing Twins right-hander Kohl Stewart. Game time 7:10 p.m.

VIKINGS PREVIEW

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 1 p.m. EDT.

NEW MEXICO ST-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Zack Annexstad won the starting quarterback job at Minnesota as a true freshman. Now comes the hard part, trying to boost a lagging passing game for the Gophers. Annexstad's debut comes on Thursday night in the season opener against New Mexico State. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 4 p.m. EDT.

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