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

October 5, 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. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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ACROSS THE STATE:

GOLD SEARCH

RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota has approved a temporary water permit for an exploratory gold drilling project in the Black Hills despite opposition from Native American tribal officials and environmental groups. The state Water Management Board’s approval clears the way for Mineral Mountain Resources to withdraw water from Rapid Creek through Dec. 31 to lubricate its drilling near Rochford, roughly 35 miles west of Rapid City. SENT: 350 words.

EXCHANGE-ORGAN DONOR

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It all started when Lance Allen’s co-workers insisted he had a twin. The 45-year-old Sioux Falls resident had taken a job at Aprima Medical Software, where he sold electronic health records software. He kept hearing about another sales executive in Florida and how much the two were alike. Allen finally met Mike Alfieri at a national sales meeting two years ago and realized what all the fuss was about. They quickly became friends. Allen learned that Alfieri had been struggling with kidney failure for some time, so he decided he wanted to donate a kidney. By Trevor Mitchell, The Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1117 words.

EXCHANGE-LAKE SWIMMERS

DEADWOOD, S.D. — Jim Phillips thrives on physical challenges. He celebrated his 70th birthday in 2016 by swimming laps for 12 hours at the Deadwood Recreational Center where he is a lifeguard and swimming instructor. This summer, he topped that by swimming 26.61 miles in 23 lakes in the Black Hills. Initially, he planned to swim in 10. Then he joined forces with Mike Runge, 45, and the duo swam in 23 lakes between May 21 and Sept. 8. By Tanya Manus, The Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 842 words.

IN BRIEF:

GOVERNOR-SOUTH DAKOTA, IDENTITY THEFT, FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION, FALLEN FIREFIGHTER, CHASE-FOOTBALL GAME, PRESCRIPTION FRAUD, PRECISION AG CENTER, CHILD SEX CRIME PLEA

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-STURDY SNAPPER

EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings long snapper Kevin McDermott gained a lot more locker-room credibility last week by returning to the game after losing the tip of his pinkie finger when it was tangled in a facemask. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 450 words, by 6 p.m. EDT. AP Photo.

IOWA-MINNESOTA PREVIEW

MINNEAPOLIS — Iowa’s dominant defensive line will be a major challenge for Minnesota freshman quarterback Zack Annexstad, in the latest edition of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy game. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 650 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.

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