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

January 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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.



PIERRE, S.D. _ Republican Kristi Noem is set to take office as South Dakota’s first female governor. Noem will be sworn in Saturday at the state Capitol in Pierre. After taking her oath of office, Noem will give an inaugural address. A spokeswoman says Noem is set to discuss her plan to tackle the challenges ahead for South Dakota’s next generation. By James Nord. SENT: 340 words. Will be updated.



BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. _ Officials in a South Dakota county are preparing for the possibility of protests over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by securing more jail cells. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the Butte County Commission approved a deal last month to use Falk County jails if necessary. The move comes as TransCanada plans to start construction on the pipeline this year. Many environmental groups and Native American tribes have sought to block the project due to environmental concerns. SENT: 250 words.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ Eight women strutted into the room dressed in matching sequined hats and ties, turning the Luther Manor cafeteria into a stage. The women danced to “My Kind of Town” by Frank Sinatra. Then they changed into technicolor gypsy outfits, polka dot dresses, checkered racing skirts and sequined Navy uniforms to accompany each classic song they performed. Rhinestone “Diva” pins proclaim them as exclusive members of the performance group, with dancers ranging in age from 74 to 81 _ though they danced with a skill belying their age. Their performance at Luther Manor on Dec. 14 was their final show, a culmination of 11 years as a group performing at nursing homes around Sioux Falls. By Makenzie L. Huber, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 632 words, photos.


RAPID CITY, S.D. _ The first time Kelsey Horton picked up a barbell, her only goal was to shed some post-pregnancy weight. Six years later, she’s a powerhouse powerlifter who’s competing on “The Titan Games,” NBC’s new series inspired by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “The Titan Games,” a 10-episode series, debuted Jan. 3. About 100,000 people worldwide applied to be on the show. Horton, 29, of Rapid City was one of 64 chosen by “The Rock” to compete. By Tanya Manus, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 985 words.





FRISCO, Texas _ North Dakota State will try for its record seventh FCS title. The Bison (14-0) play Eastern Washington, whose only title came in 2010 _ the game’s first year in Frisco and before NDSU won its titles. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 11 a.m. CT.


OTTAWA, Ont. _ The Minnesota Wild visit the Ottawa Senators.


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