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AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest, SD

October 6, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Badlands National Park in South Dakota is considering renovations and new construction to meet the growing needs of visitors and park administrative functions. The Rapid City Journal reports that the proposal would upgrade the park’s visitor center, headquarters, lodge, campground and other facilities in the Cedar Pass area. The plan and environmental assessment are open to public comments through Nov. 2. More than 1 million people visited the park last year. SENT: 310 words.


FORT YATES, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has formed a volunteer firefighter program, the first of its kind on the reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. The tribe used a grant of about $260,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to recruit and train volunteers. The long-term goal is creating a full-time fire department on the reservation. SENT: 230 words.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It all started when Lance Allen’s co-workers insisted he had a twin. The 45-year-old Sioux Falls resident had taken a job at Aprima Medical Software, where he sold electronic health records software. He kept hearing about another sales executive in Florida and how much the two were alike. Allen finally met Mike Alfieri at a national sales meeting two years ago and realized what all the fuss was about. They quickly became friends. Allen learned that Alfieri had been struggling with kidney failure for some time, so he decided he wanted to donate a kidney. By Trevor Mitchell, The Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1117 words.


DEADWOOD, S.D. — Jim Phillips thrives on physical challenges. He celebrated his 70th birthday in 2016 by swimming laps for 12 hours at the Deadwood Recreational Center where he is a lifeguard and swimming instructor. This summer, he topped that by swimming 26.61 miles in 23 lakes in the Black Hills. Initially, he planned to swim in 10. Then he joined forces with Mike Runge, 45, and the duo swam in 23 lakes between May 21 and Sept. 8. By Tanya Manus, The Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 842 words.



BROOKINGS, S.D. — Indiana State plays South Dakota State at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.


VERMILLION, S.D. — Missouri State plays South Dakota at Dakotadome.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild host the Golden Knights in a matchup of two Western Conference playoff teams from a season ago that lost their openers earlier this week. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.


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