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AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest 2 pm, SD

September 22, 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. Jim Nord 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

AROUND THE STATE:

TAX MIX-UP

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls tourism group is scrambling to cover a $220,000 budget gap from a tax mix-up that went unnoticed for three years. SENT: 300 words.

DEVIL’S BATHTUB-TRAIL

SPEARFISH, S.D. — U.S. Forest Service officials are considering a proposal to turn a little-known hiking trail in the Black Hills National Forest into a recognized attraction. SENT: 365 words.

EXCHANGE-SCHOOLS SENTINELS-RESERVATION

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Five years after South Dakota legislators passed Sentinel, a program that trains educational staff, including teachers, to carry firearms, a cloud of secrecy still pervades public information on which schools within the state have opted into the law. The state discloses four schools. But many schools are hesitant to share information. Not so, however, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with the Oglala Lakota County School District. The K-8 district has the most sentinel-trained officers in the state with four. By Christopher Vondracek, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,551 words.

EXCHANGE-KIDNEY DONOR

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — Twenty-five years after graduating from Belle Fourche High School together, Karen Carlton and James Helmberger will forever be connected after she donated her kidney to him last month. Carlton, who currently lives in Rapid City, and Helmberger, who currently lives in Florida, grew up in Belle Fourche and attended school together since elementary school. She says she followed Helmberger’s journey searching for a kidney donor on Facebook. By Lacey Peterson, Black Hills Pioneer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,700 words.

IN BRIEF:

WISCONSIN SHOOTING, MISSOURI RIVER RELEASES

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