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

May 11, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Oglala Sioux tribe has bluntly told Gov. Kristi Noem to stay away from the Pine Ridge Reservation because of her support for legislation aimed at heading off large-scale protests against the Keystone XL pipeline. But the tribe says that shouldn’t imperil state support for a massive post-spring flooding reconstruction project. The tribe wants state help rebuilding roads. Noem recently told reporters she hopes to quickly resolve the ban issue and work with the tribe on such needs. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 720 words, photo.



RAPID CITY, S.D. _ The Pennington County Commission has approved the expansion of a limestone mine south of Rapid City, over the objections of about a dozen people who testified against granting the permits. The Rapid City Journal reports that the commission approved the request by Croell Inc. Friday at the end of a seven-hour public meeting that grew heated at times. The company plans to expand the Perli Pit Quarry, which is off a highway that leads to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. UPCOMING: 250 words.


SPEARFISH, S.D. _ A study shows that the population of a bird listed as a threatened species in South Dakota is stable in the Spearfish and Whitewood creek watersheds but not expanding. American dippers can be found throughout the West, but the Black Hills is the farthest east the species is located. The bird has been listed as threatened in South Dakota since 1996. The state wants a self-sustaining population in a third watershed before it’s removed from the list. SENT:


ABERDEEN, S.D. _ After 29 years with the Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Michael Thompson is ready for retirement. As the Aberdeen fire marshal, Thompson investigates fires, deals with the handling of hazardous materials and administration of burn permits for the city of Aberdeen. Thompson’s last day was April 26, where he said the thing he’ll miss most is the big family he’ll leave behind at the fire department. By Shannon Marvel, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 371 words.


RAPID CITY, S.D. _ Service members are trained to follow strict rules and act with honor. But like civilians, they too can make mistakes. When crimes happen at Ellsworth, people are cited or arrested by officers like Rybak who are specifically assigned to the base. About 160 military police (MPs) and civilian federal officers — jointly called security forces — have jurisdiction not just over airmen, but all of the approximately 7,500 people who live and work at Ellsworth and any visitors. By Arielle Zionts, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 861 words.





MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Twins host the Detroit Tigers in a day-night doubleheader to make up an April game postponed by wintry weather. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Games start at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. CDT.


CHICAGO _ The Minnesota United FC plays at the Chicago Fire.


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