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

December 28, 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. Dave Kolpack is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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SPORTS BETTING-SOUTH DAKOTA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ A legislative fiscal analysis projects that a measure allowing sports betting in Deadwood wouldn’t be a huge moneymaker for casinos or bring in much tax revenue. Officials anticipate the change would bring in roughly $2 million for casinos in its first year, amounting to roughly $185,000 in state and local taxes. But supporters say they aren’t trying to sell the proposal as a windfall, just a way to keep Deadwood competitive with other gaming destinations. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.

SEVERE WEATHER

A powerful winter storm that brought blizzard warnings Friday across the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least three fatal crashes while flash flooding from rains in the South swept away cars and forced dozens of water rescues. In northern New England, a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain added up to make for dangerous driving Friday for post-holiday travelers. Much of the Dakotas and part of Minnesota were under a blizzard warning after many areas got a foot of snow or more Thursday. By John Seewer. SENT: 575 words, photos.

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WINTRY WEATHER

MINNEAPOLIS _ A powerful winter storm that caused whiteout conditions and treacherous roads in parts of the Upper Midwest is blamed in at least three fatal accidents, officials said. SENT: 350 words, photos.

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WINTRY WEATHER-THE LATEST

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NORTHWEST IOWA WATER

BERESFORD, S.D. _ Stacks of water pipes are a sign that work will soon begin to complete a nearly 34-mile pipeline that will ultimately provide water to the northwest Iowa cities of Sioux Center and Hull. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-FAMILY SEEKS CURE

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ A South Dakota family facing a rare brain disease is working to support each other while searching for a cure. Kandie Nelson has seven tangles of blood vessels known as cerebral cavernous malformations in her brain. The mulberry-shaped tangles can bleed and lead to seizures or stroke-like symptoms. But instead of letting the disease control their lives, the Nelsons have banded together as a family, drawing strength from one another. By Makenzie L. Huber, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1003 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-KEEPING RESORT IN FAMILY

YANKTON, S.D. _ A South Dakota resort is getting new owners, but will stay in the family. For Michael and Valeri Grave, coming to Yankton’s Lewis & Clark Resort as owners is a new life chapter, as well as a homecoming. Jeff Wahl was there at the beginning when the Lewis & Clark Resort was built. He ran it for the last 18 years, and recently decided to sell it _ to his nephew Michael Grave. By Cora Van Olson, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 669 words.

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OBIT-BURROUS, WILD HORSES SANCTUARY, NOEM-APPOINTMENTS

SPORTS:

HAWKS-TIMBERWOLVES

The Atlanta Hawks, who have won their last two road games, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 12-5 at home this season. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

PURDUE-FORT WAYNE-NORTH DAKOTA

Purdue Fort Wayne plays North Dakota at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE-WESTERN ILLINOIS

South Dakota State plays Western Illinois at Western Hall.

SOUTH DAKOTA-NORTH DAKOTA

South Dakota plays North Dakota State at Scheels Center.

IN BRIEF:

HEAT-WAITERS

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