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

May 18, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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AROUND THE STATE:

FLOODING-MISSISSIPPI RIVER BARGES

OMAHA, Neb. _ Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But historic spring flooding has left parts of the Mississippi closed for business. The interruption is hitting an agriculture industry that’s already suffering, including from trade disputes that have helped drive down commodity prices. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 700 words, photos.

MOUNT MARTY-FOOTBALL

YANKTON, S.D. _ Mount Marty College in Yankton is ramping up efforts to support its new football program. The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reports that the Catholic college is currently looking for a head coach and fundraising for more scholarships for football players. Mount Marty announced last month that it would join other Great Plains Athletic Conference members by offering a football team next year. The college also unveiled plans to build a $15 million field house, which is slated to open fall 2020. SENT: 240 words.

EXCHANGE-FROM FEDERAL PRISONER TO MAYOR

CROOKS, S.D. _ It’s no secret that Francis “Butch” Oseby has a history. But as the newly elected mayor of this town of 1,300 located just north of Sioux Falls, the 70-year-old wants to focus on the future. That’s not to say his 25 years of living in Crooks hasn’t been eventful. During that time, he was convicted and sentenced for a federal crime, lived in his lumberyard office with no running water and survived a rare adrenal cancer, for which he is still being treated. Through everything, he said, the people of Crooks have been supportive and even part of his triumph. By Danielle Ferguson, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1537 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-HISTORIC PAINTING

STURGIS, S.D. _ Randy Bender has uncovered a gem that is now on display for all to see: While visiting Sturgis Brown High School, the president of board of directors of the Old Fort Meade Museum stumbled upon a watercolor painting of the 222-year-old USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the world still afloat. Bender’s discovery of the painting came while he was working with students at the high school a couple years ago. He said he wrote down the information contained on a plaque that explained the painting and sent off an email to the USS Constitution Museum. By Deb Holland, Black Hills Pioneer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 539 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

FISH RECORD SCRAPPED, SMOKE-FREE VA, SHOOTING-TWO INJURED.

SPORTS:

TWINS-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ The Minnesota Twins go for their fifth straight win on Saturday facing the Seattle Mariners. Jose Berrios starts for the Twins looking to improve to 7-2 on the season. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words

COLUMBUS CREW-MINNESOTA UNITED FC

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Columbus Crew plays at the Minnesota United FC.

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