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News Minute: Here is the latest South Dakota news from The Associated Press

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Officials say no one has been reported injured after a small plane crashed into the side of a hill a few miles east of the Rapid City Regional Airport. Two people apparently left the wreckage yesterday afternoon near U.S. Highway 44 and walked to the road. Both refused medical treatment.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Governor Dennis Daugaard says the state wants more information from the federal government on unaccompanied immigrant children placed in South Dakota. The governor says a federal health department report that said 21 of the children have been placed with sponsors in the state this year was the first that state officials had learned of the placements.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A longtime official with South Dakota's Agriculture Department has been named state forester. Gregory Josten succeeds Ray Sowers, who retired last May as state forester and state director of resource conservation and forestry. The two positions are being split, and the director position remains open.

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Meade County officials have decided not to close a damaged section of a road connecting U.S. Highway 34 with Interstate 90 in western South Dakota. A portion of the New Underwood Road recently dropped several feet down the slope of a hill. Officials had considered closing it but now have decided to continue detouring traffic in the area.

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