BC-SD--South Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, SD
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AROUND THE STATE:
BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is working to develop relationships with the new governors who recently took office in neighboring South Dakota and Minnesota. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Burgum wants to collaborate with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on the $2.75 billion Fargo-Moorhead area flood division project. And he and Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem plan to work with the two tribal nations that straddle their states, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. SENT: 300 words.
DETROIT _People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady fall of snow that’s forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous. The snowfall is part of a wall of hazardous weather trekking from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states and into New England. Developing.
DEADWOOD, S.D. _ Archaeologists will monitor the construction of a new square in Deadwood. State archaeologists are on site during construction of Deadwood’s new Outlaw Square, which broke ground earlier this month in an area of downtown steeped in city lore. Any private or public construction project requiring excavation is required to have a state archaeologist monitor it in most of the town, which was named a national historic landmark in 1961. By Jim Holland, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 566 words, photos.
EXCHANGE-ARRANGING ORGAN DONATIONS
YANKTON, S.D. _ A South Dakota woman has donated her organs to help others after a fatal car accident. Early on Dec. 24, Rhonda and Brad Bender of Yankton got a knock on the door and news of a terrible accident involving their daughter, Brooklyn Bender. This was not the Christmas they wanted. But in the end, with their help, their daughter may have given the greatest Christmas gift of all _ the gift of life. Brooklyn Bender’s fight for life began early on Christmas Eve. By Cora Van Olson, Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1420 words, photo.
BLUE JACKETS WILD
ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Columbus Blue Jackets, playing their last game before a nine-day break in their schedule, visit Minnesota, where the Wild are reeling from some rough performances over the past week against some of the NHL’s worst teams. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.
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