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

March 5, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

HEMP-SOUTH DAKOTA

PIERRE, S.D. _ The Senate may decide whether to send hemp legalization to Gov. Kristi Noem, who opposes the bill. It wasn’t immediately clear if lawmakers would take up the bill Tuesday or postpone debate. By James Nord. Tentative from 2 p.m. session.

AROUND THE STATE:

AX ATTACK

RAPID CITY, S.D. _ A Pine Ridge teen who was a minor when he was accused of a fatal ax attack and two other violent assaults has had his case moved to adult court where he faces a significantly longer sentence if convicted. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

DAYCARE ABUSE-SENTENCE, CAPITOL CARRY-SOUTH DAKOTA

SPORTS:

THUNDER-TIMBERWOLVES

The Oklahoma City Thunder start a four-game road trip in Minnesota with star Paul George dealing with a sore shoulder. The Timberwolves, who beat the Thunder twice on the road this season, are reeling with 10 losses in their last 15 games. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

WILD-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators are back home after a three-game road swing and host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

PURDUE-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS _ No. 11 Purdue, with the outright Big Ten title in sight, visits a Minnesota team seeking a signature victory to boost its NCAA Tournament bid. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

MINNESOTA-SENIOR SENDOFF

MINNEAPOLIS _ Jordan Murphy has had to slog through a couple of rough seasons at Minnesota to become the Big Ten’s second-leading rebounder of all time. Dupree McBrayer is still hurting from his mother’s death a little more than three months ago. The seniors still have a chance to end their career with the Gophers on a brighter note. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 695 words. Photos.

BIG TEN-TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Maryland and second-place Iowa, who dominated the regular season, seem destined for a rematch in the conference tournament title game. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m. CT.

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