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

May 24, 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. This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

FRUSTRATED FARMERS

GARRETSON, S.D. _ South Dakota farmers are having a particularly poor planting season, with cold, wet weather adding to struggles related to low crop prices and international trade disputes. Jim Solheim tells the Argus Leader that the federal government’s immigration policies are hurting the agricultural workforce, but that the main problem for his family farm near Garretson is the weather. Solheim says the soil has already absorbed so much water that even a little rain will delay planting. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

EXCHANGE-ARC OF DREAMS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ A small neon-vest-clad group was clustered in the Raven Industries parking lot in downtown Sioux Falls on May 18, waiting for the first installment of Sioux Falls’ newest sculpture, the Arc of Dreams. The Arc is a centerpiece and celebration of SculptureWalk, which is entering its 16th year. The 2019 slate featured 59 pieces from artists across the country and Canada. By Makenzie L Huber, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 737 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-NATIONAL GUARD

ABERDEEN, S.D. _ It was a privilege. Brig. Gen. Thomas Croymans didn’t speak the phrase. He didn’t have to. With a slight flush in his skin, he averts his eyes and wipes at invisible particles on his meeting table in his office. His voice holds steady. Croymans, 60, retired from the South Dakota National Guard after 43 years. He was officially honored May 4 during a retirement ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Rapid. By Kelda J.L. Pharris, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 732 words.

IN BRIEF:

DIOCESE OF SAGINAW-BISHOP, SUPREME COURT

SPORTS:

WHITE SOX-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The first-place Minnesota Twins return home from a winning week-long West Coast road trip to host the division rival Chicago White Sox for a three-game series. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

OMAHA, Neb. _ Inclement weather requires the Big Ten Tournament to play three games and complete another on Friday. Big Ten-Iowa/Nebraska-Minnesota. 8:30 p.m.

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