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

October 4, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

SOUTH DAKOTA-FAMILY SLAIN

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Jurors are set to begin hearing the case of a former South Dakota nonprofit official accused of trying to avoid a potential state audit. Opening statements were expected Thursday in the trial of Stacy Phelps. Prosecutors accuse Phelps of backdating contracts with an educational cooperative to avoid a potential audit of the nonprofit and conceal his alleged inappropriate spending. By James Nord. SENT: 130 words, photos. Developing.

SOUTH DAKOTA-FAMILY SLAIN-THE LATEST

ACROSS THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-ATLAS ANNIVERSARY

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The legacy of Winter Storm Atlas for livestock producers five years after one of the worst blizzards in South Dakota history could be a lingering distrust of a daily staple of life in agriculture — a weather forecast. In October 2013, a preliminary call for rain changing into a routine first snow of the season suddenly turned into a monster winter storm, with herds still in summer pasture. More than 43,000 animals died, and ranchers haven’t forgotten. An AP Member Exchange Feature By Jim Holland of the Rapid City Journal. SENT: 475 words. AP Photo requested.

IN BRIEF:

MITCHELL-FATAL STABBING, SANFORD-FORTUNE, CROP REPORT, PRIEST-ASSAULT CHARGES

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-DEFILIPPO

EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has been scheming this week on how to beat the Eagles, the team he won a Super Bowl with as quarterbacks coach last season. The trip will be even more poignant than that, because Philadelphia is where DeFilippo grew up. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 450 words, by 6 p.m. EDT.

WILD-AVALANCHE

DENVER — Healthy again, goaltender Semyon Varlamov will start in net when the Colorado Avalanche face the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night in the season opener. Both teams made the postseason last season, but were knocked out in the first round. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 9 p.m. ET.

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

Iowa goes into the Floyd of Rosedale game against Minnesota looking to get back on the winning track. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN-RUN DEFENSE

INDIANAPOLIS — in an age of pass-happy, high-scoring offenses, some of the Big Ten’s best teams cling to an old-school philosophy: Stopping the run first. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos by 6 p.m. ET.

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