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

December 18, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

AROUND THE STATE:

KEILLOR COMEBACK

FRIDLEY, Minn. _ Garrison Keillor is stepping back into the spotlight a year after Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with the former “A Prairie Home Companion” host over a sexual misconduct allegation. Keillor performed two sold-out shows Sunday night at Crooners, a jazz nightclub in a Minneapolis suburb near where he grew up. Fans laughed, applauded and sang along. It’s a much smaller audience than the millions of listeners Keillor entertained weekly on his Saturday evening radio show. By Jeff Baenen. SENT: 745 words, photos.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ Two South Dakota public universities are teaming up to train biomedical engineers, a much-needed specialty for a growing Sioux Falls business sector _ the medical technology industry. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion have partnered to offer a collaborative undergraduate biomedical engineering degree. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

GOVERNOR-VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY, WILDLIFE AREA-DONATION, FIRE CHIEF-CHILD PORN, TEEN KILLED-SENTENCE, STURGIS STING-VERDICT, TRIBAL THEFT SENTENCE

SPORTS:

TWINS-MAUER

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer’s No. 7 jersey next season. The six-time All-Star retired after a 15-year major league career. The Twins surprised Mauer with the announcement while he was being celebrated at an all-student assembly at his alma mater Cretin-Derham Hall High School. Mauer will become the eighth former Twins player or manager with a retired number, joining Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett, Bert Blyleven and Tom Kelly. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

SOUTH DAKOTA-KANSAS

LAWRENCE, Kan. _ South Dakota plays Kansas in men’s basketball at Allen Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE-EASTERN WASHINGTON

CHENEY, Wash. _ South Dakota State plays Eastern Washington in men’s basketball at Reese Court. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

SHARKS-WILD

MINNEAPOLIS _ The San Jose Sharks, who are on a four-game winning streak, visit the Minnesota Wild, who expect captain Mikko Koivu back in the lineup after a four-game absence due to injury. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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