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, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

ATTORNEY GENERAL-BILLS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Attorney General Marty Jackley unveiled his priorities Wednesday for the upcoming 2018 legislative session, asking South Dakota lawmakers to impose harsher penalties for methamphetamine dealing and manufacturing. SENT: 420 words, photo.

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AROUND THE STATE:

MISSOURI RIVER POWER

BISMARCK, N.D. — Electric power generation from the Missouri River's six upstream dams increased in 2017 but the federal agency that sells the power still had to buy electricity on the open market to fulfill contracts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages dams and reservoirs along the 2,341-mile river, said energy production from the dams in the Dakotas, Montana and Nebraska totaled 9.6 billion kilowatts of electricity last year. The Western Area Power Administration says the hydropower did not fulfill all contracts and it had to augment its power supplies by buying $28.3 million in electricity on the open market. By James MacPherson. SENT: 400 words.

DEEP FREEZE

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A brutal winter storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, delivering a white coating that some cities hadn't seen in decades. Cars spun out of control on icy overpasses from Texas to Georgia. The water park at Disney World and other Florida theme parks closed because of the unusually cold temperatures, adding to the misery of a dayslong bitter cold snap across the country. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 825 words, photos, video.

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PARKING PROJECT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Sioux Falls City Council has decided to move forward with a $50 million project to build a hotel, commercial space and attached parking garage in the city's downtown. Critics had questioned the city's decision to work with a developer connected to a building collapse in 2016 that led to the death of one person. SENT: 320 words.

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TRAFFIC STOP-BODY FOUND, RAPID CITY PAWNSHOPS, CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK, APARTMENT STABBING

SPORTS:

FARGO TO FRISCO

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State is returning to the Football Championship Subdivision title game, missing out last year after winning five straight national championships. The program that once owned Frisco, Texas, will find it more crowded this year with a powerful James Madison team seeking its second straight crown and a fan base that also travels well. By Dave Kolpack. SENT: 670 words.

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TIMBERWOLVES-NETS

NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves look to continue their strong recent play with a third straight victory when they visit the Brooklyn Nets. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:30 p.m. CT.

VIKINGS-BRADFORD

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Sam Bradford is back at practice with the Minnesota Vikings, his left knee now strong enough to at least take part in drills. His future, including whether he's a viable option for the playoff roster, remains unclear. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words.

ILLINOIS-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Illinois and Minnesota resume Big Ten play in their first game of the new year. The Gophers (12-3) hope to get point guard Nate Mason back from an ankle injury. The Illini (10-5) lost their first two conference games by a total of five points, both in overtime. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

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VIKINGS ATHLETIC TRAINERS

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