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South Dakota sees 475 new COVID-19 cases as infections spike across the nation


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On today's update...

The United States has lost a million lives to the COVID-19 pandemic. Infection numbers are rising across the country, including 475 new cases this week in South Dakota.

When desperate people can’t obtain abortions near home -- when they need plane tickets, bus fare, babysitters -- they reach out to groups like the Midwest Access Coalition.

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a sex trafficking conviction stemming from a sting operation during the 2017 Sturgis Rally.

A national shortage of pilots has airlines scrambling. More than 14 thousand openings are projected each year over the next decade. But aviation programs cannot keep up with demand.

Four South Dakotans are among the new class of Bush Fellows including an SDPB staffer and a Friends of SDPB board member.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.