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

January 7, 2018

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. Jeff Baenen is on the desk, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s final legislative session as governor won’t be full of new state spending, but South Dakota lawmakers will keep busy debating changes to the state’s ballot question system, tougher penalties for meth dealers and the use of lakes on private land. By James Nord. SENT: 640 words in chunky text format in advance for Monday, Jan. 8. Photo.



RAPID CITY, S.D. — A South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks report says a lake trout restock of a western reservoir is going well. SENT: 300 words.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A multi-million-dollar, mixed-use building is taking shape in downtown Sioux Falls. SENT: 270 words.


VERMILLION, S.D. — The nearly 40-year-old DakotaDome needs a facelift, according to University of South Dakota officials. And in early December, their desire to update and modernize the facility took a step — one of many along the way — forward when the South Dakota Board of Regents approved USD’s Facility Program Plan for an estimated $26.3 million renovation project to the DakotaDome. The plans call for updates to the lighting, electrical, plumbing, fire and sound systems, as well as “significant” ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) improvements to restrooms, locker rooms, meeting rooms and coaching offices. By Jeremy Hoeck, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 740 words.


ABERDEEN, S.D. — When Virginia Hallauer decided at the age of 19 that she wanted enter the convent, her mom put the brakes on the plan. Now 92, Hallauer last year celebrated her 70th year as a Presentation sister. Seven Presentation sisters have celebrated milestone jubilees last year — 50 years, 60 years or 70 years. The women have combined for 440 years of faithful service. By Kelda J.L. Pharris, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1080 words.




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