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

April 9, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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Officials on an impoverished American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota are scrambling to prepare for this week’s “bomb cyclone” storm even as they begin recovery from the last one, just a month ago. That storm led to severe flooding on the Pine Ridge Reservation and many other areas of the Midwest. The second such storm bearing down on the region in a matter of weeks is expected to drop heavy snow and rain that will raise rivers across the region and bring the specter of renewed flooding. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.



RAPID CITY, S.D. _ Rapid City school officials are considering a $250 million bond issue that would raise property taxes to fund a massive overhaul of the district’s facilities. A task force is proposing that the district build five new schools and closes three others. The group formed last year to address the district’s aging infrastructure. The Rapid City Journal reports that officials estimate the bond to finance the plan would mean an owner of a $100,000 home could pay roughly $240 more in property taxes. SENT: 310 words.





MINNEAPOLIS _ Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games. The Cavaliers didn’t make it easy on the elder Bennett, beating Texas Tech 85-77 in the first overtime NCAA championship game in 11 years. When it was over, Dick and Tony Bennett shared a hug on a court covered in confetti and then posed of a picture with the whole family before his son went to cut down the net. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 804 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS _ The federal investigation into corruption within college basketball continues to churn and joins Virginia’s next act after its title run as the top story lines entering the offseason ahead of the 2019-20 season. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 850 words and photos by 3 p.m. eastern.


NEW YORK _ NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (2-0), who has not allowed a run in 13 innings this season, starts for the New York Mets in an interleague series opener against the Minnesota Twins and Kyle Gibson, who has a 9.64 ERA after failing to get a decision in his season debut. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, starts 7:10 p.m.


MINNEAPOLIS _ The Toronto Raptors, locked in to the second seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves to wrap up the regular season. By Joe Ziemer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.


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