AP-SD--South Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, SD
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CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY-SOUTH DAKOTA
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A perennially unsuccessful conservative prize, so-called constitutional carry legislation, is likely to enjoy revived prospects under incoming South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. The Republican governor-elect has previously offered support for a measure allowing people to carry concealed weapons without a permit, legislation that has run up against outgoing GOP Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s veto. Constitutional carry supporters say such a bill is likely in 2019, and they’re optimistic about its chances with Noem in the governor’s office. By James Nord. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo.
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EXCHANGE-HUNTING’S DARK SIDE
DALLAS, S.D. — Pheasant hunting season was once a homespun South Dakota tradition. But increasingly it is a commercial enterprise, one that comes with a dark side: sex trafficking and pop-up strip clubs that cater to hunters here for a good time. The hunting season’s dark side stands in stark contrast to South Dakota’s friendly, clean-cut image. It can be easy to overlook by small farm towns that increasingly rely on hosting a flood of rich pheasant hunters to offset losses from troubled agricultural markets. By Jeremy Fugleberg, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2821 words.
ARLINGTON, S.D. — Jonathan Lundgren preaches the benefits of regenerative ag whenever he gets a chance. Lundgren is a former USDA scientist who left the agency after he said supervisors tried to restrict his research on pesticides. Regenerative agriculture is the approach to farming built around four basic rules: Never till the soil; use cover crops so soil is never bare; grow a more diverse mix of plants and graze livestock on fields after harvest or before planting. The movement developed amid concerns that traditional farming is mining the soil, which leads to poor soil health, reduced biodiversity and overuse of insecticides on crops. By Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1133 words.
RAPID CITY FIRE, RESERVATION BODY-ARSON CHARGE, PET BOBCAT, BUS VANDALISM-CHARGES, CROP REPORT
MINNEAPOLIS — The Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings are still very much alive in the chase for the playoffs, but as the two rivals meet to break their tie from earlier this season they’re surprisingly behind the Chicago Bears in the division race. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, by 2 p.m. CT.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A Packers secondary that has been shuffled by roster turnover and injuries must now face the Vikings’ dangerous passing game. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. CT.
The Winnipeg Jets visit the Minnesota Wild, the first meeting this season between the Central Division rivals that met in the playoffs last spring with the Jets winning in five games. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, phots. Game starts at 3 p.m. CT.
NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Brooklyn Nets. Developing.
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