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

March 20, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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BISMARCK, N.D. _ The chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a field hearing with American Indian leaders to discuss safety and drug enforcement in tribal communities. By Blake Nicholson. On merits from 10 a.m. CT hearing.



SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ Tattoos on the dismembered body of a South Dakota woman found in a river in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula helped authorities identify the victim, according to investigators. Stephen Falkenberg, 45, is accused of killing Tamara LaFramboise, 46, in Yankton, South Dakota, where they both lived, and taking her body to Menominee County, Michigan, where he allegedly dumped it in the icy Little River. SENT: 280 words.





MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Twins are starting fresh with the youngest manager in the major leagues, a remade infield and a new closer, should Rocco Baldelli decide to designate a particular reliever for ninth-inning duty. Starting fresh doesn’t have to mean starting over, though, and the Twins have designs on contending for the division title. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 650 words.


DURHAM, N.C. _ Tre Jones considers himself the classic tagalong little brother, always wanting a piece of whatever his big brother had. So when Tyus Jones won a national championship for Duke — well, Tre wanted one, too. Four years after Tyus Jones ran the point as a freshman for a title-winning team of Blue Devils, Tre Jones takes his turn to chase a championship for a top-seeded Duke team. And making it even more special for the Jones family is that baby brother is playing for a trip to the Final Four in Minneapolis — near the their hometown of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and where Tyus is in his fourth season with the NBA’s Timberwolves. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 740 words, photos.


North Carolina Central plays North Dakota State in a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio. The winner will advance to play No. 1 seed Duke in the round of 64.


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