Firefighters and police officers in one of South Dakota's biggest cities responded to an interesting rescue call on Tuesday afternoon.

The Aberdeen Police Department and Aberdeen Fire & Rescue teams were on a mission to reunite a family of ducks after some ducklings wandered into a storm drain.

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Our news partners at Dakota News Now obtained an exclusive video of some of South Dakota's finest saving the young duck family.

A local Aberdeen resident noticed a family of ducks walking around the neighborhood and saw them near a storm drain. Suddenly, little ducklings started to disappear! Luckily, a Good Samaritan in Aberdeen called the Aberdeen Police Department to help the poor duck family. A firefighter from the Aberdeen Fire & Rescue even responded to the call.

This epic South Dakota rescue drew an audience and the neighborhood kiddos even wanted to help the baby ducks.

Aberdeen resident Ashley Gellhaus captured the video of the police and fire rescue teams saving the little ducklings. She appreciated their efforts and how kind they were to their special helpers.

Usually when you see first responders on a scene they want you to steer clear of the area, but not in this unique situation. They welcomed all the kids with open arms to assist in their recovery efforts of those precious little ducklings. The smiles on all their faces was priceless! It really was a heart warming experience.

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Thankfully, all the baby ducklings were saved and reunited with their mom!

Ashley Gellhaus
Ashley Gellhaus

What a happy ending! Thanks for sharing this happy story, Ashley!

Seven Mind-Blowing Wonders' of South Dakota

I think most of us have at least heard of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." We might not be able to rattle them off as easily as McDonald's value menu items, but chances are you've heard of at least some of them, right?

There's the Great Wall of ChinaChichén Itzá, a Mayan City on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The ancient city of Petra, in Jordan. Machu Picchu in Peru. Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. The Colosseum in Rome, and finally, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Every state in the nation is known for having a series of natural wonders and signature landmarks. So, I thought I would come up with my own list of the "Seven Wonders of South Dakota."

The following is what I consider to be the signature landmarks, monuments, and natural wonders that are synonymous with the great state of South Dakota. I tried to give both sides of the state a little love while comprising this list.

You might have a few additions...
Let's get started. The Seven Wonders of South Dakota:

Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants Within 90 Minutes of Sioux Falls

Veer off the beaten path. Take a road trip and try some favorite small-town eateries. Just by driving a few miles, you could find some delicious hidden gems.

From steaks to seafood, chislic to chicken, these are out-of-the-way unexpected finds that will make your taste buds tingle.

Here's a list of 14 Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants within 90 minutes of Sioux Falls.

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