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

August 2, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is battling the possible dismissal of a second defendant in its federal racketeering lawsuit against three environmental groups. Attorneys for Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners argue in court documents filed Wednesday that Earth First should be held responsible for “eco-terrorist activities.” By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EAGLE TRAFFICKING

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Federal authorities in South Dakota have announced sentencing for 19 defendants in an undercover investigation into the illegal trafficking of eagle parts. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2:30 p.m.

PARKING PROJECT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The owners of an embattled development company that partnered with the city of Sioux Falls on a $50 million parking ramp and hotel project own less than 10 percent of the project, according to the project’s majority owner. Jeff Lamont, a national hotel developer based in Aberdeen, joined with Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken to quell concerns about the project. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

DRUG RING-SENTENCE, BAR DISRUPTION, MOBRIDGE DROWNING, BANK ROBBERY SENTENCE, CROP REPORT

SPORTS:

VIKINGS-BARR

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are trying to take advantage of Anthony Barr’s mobility and frame by testing his pass-rushing ability at defensive end. The fifth-year linebacker has entered a crossroads season, the only core player currently on an expiring contract. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.

WNBA INCREASED TECHNICALS

NEW YORK — Technical fouls are up this year in the WNBA with more already called this season than last. There were 92 technical fouls given to players before the All-Star break. That’s 11 more then all of last season. There were also 30 handed out to coaches already this season. There’s still nearly 20 percent of the season left to play. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 900 wordsIES

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