South Dakota Guard Troops Coming Home from Border Duty

Sep 7, 2021

Courtesy of news.sd.gov

A pilot and his passenger emerged unharmed after their small plane crashed Monday near Kingsley. The Plymouth County Sheriff' says the crash happened at about 3:12 p.m., approximately five miles east of Kingsley and near Plymouth County Road C-66 and Tamarack Avenue. The plane was upside down inside a cornfield. The pilot and passenger were the only two people on board. Their names have not been released.

The crash site has been secured pending an FAA investigation. South Dakota's governor says the national guard troops deployed to the border with Mexico will be on the way home later this month. Kristi Noem thanked the guard member in a Facebook post.  The guard troops encountered more than 6,00 individuals crossing the border.

 The majority of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community has been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the university's voluntary vaccine registry.According to submitted data, 69% of students attending in-person classes, 81% of faculty, and 74% of staff have been fully vaccinated, according to a Friday press release from UNL.UNL student-athletes have a COVID-19 vaccination rate of 91%.UNL launched the voluntary vaccine registry over the summer for students, faculty, and staff to submit proof of vaccination. Those who join the vaccine registry are exempt from the university's weekly COVID-19 saliva testing requirement.