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BC-SD--South Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SD

December 31, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

WINTRY WEATHER

GRAND FORKS, N.D. _ Forecasters say blizzard-like conditions are creating hazardous travel conditions in the Red River Valley, especially in areas with open fields. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says falling and blowing snow with gusts of 40 mph have some sheriff’s deputies reporting near zero visibility. Snow will gradually end across southeastern North Dakota and west central Minnesota Monday morning. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

With:

WINTRY WEATHER-THE LATEST

TRANSGENDER LAWSUIT

RAPID CITY, S.D. _ A federal lawsuit filed by a transgender man who worked for a state agency is set to be dismissed after the man unexpectedly died. The American Civil Liberties Union says it can’t move forward without a plaintiff. Terri Bruce had sued over the state’s health care insurance policy, which denies coverage for procedures or drugs related to gender transformations. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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