BC-SD--South Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SD
Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
CHICAGO _ The bitter cold that gripped the Midwest forced commuters to bundle up like polar explorers. By early next week, many of those same people might get by with a light jacket. Just days after the arctic conditions, forecasts say, the region will seemingly swing into another season, with temperatures climbing by as much as 80 degrees. Experts say the rapid thaw is unprecedented, and it could create problems of its own — bursting pipes, flooding rivers and crumbling roads. By Tammy Webber and Jeff Karoub. SENT: 940 words, photos, video. Developing.
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OMAHA, Neb. _ A new report says a January survey of business supply managers is signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 56.0 last month from 55.2 in December. The November figure was 54.1. SENT: 130 words. Developing.
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