News Minute: Here is the latest South Dakota news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CSTPosted: Updated:
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The mayor of Sioux Falls is recognizing demonstrators at the city's second annual Women's March for their marching efforts. Mayor Mike Huether presented marchers with a key to the city Saturday. The march drew thousands to downtown Sioux Falls. Speakers urged marchers to vote in upcoming elections and support candidates.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The federal government shutdown means furloughs for hundreds of civilian employees at Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota. The U.S. Air Force says the shutdown requires a furlough for about 500 civilians at Ellsworth, starting Saturday. Civilians will report to work Monday following their normal duty hours and receive guidance from their chain of command. Military personnel on active duty, including reservists on federal service, will continue to report for duty.
SISSETON, S.D. (AP) - One person is dead and another seriously injured after a pickup crash in northeastern South Dakota. The Highway Patrol says a 2007 Ford Crew Cab was southbound on Interstate 29 when it left the road and rolled north of Sisseton Saturday morning. A 23-year-old woman who was a passenger was thrown from the pickup and died at the scene. The 28-year-old man who was driving suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - An abandoned dog covered in sores was rescued from a wildlife refuge in northern South Dakota after it retrieved a downed bird to two surprised hunters. The yellow Labrador had endured days in bitter cold temperatures without food, water or shelter. But the dog's hunting instinct led the lab to its rescuers on Jan. 4. Hunters Scott Behan and Matt Flannigan had shot down a pheasant in the Sand Lake Wildlife Refuge when they were approached by the underweight lab, bearing a thin coat.
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