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Mina is an unincorporated community in Edmunds County, in the U.S. state of South Dakota.

History

A post office called Mina was established in 1909, and remained in operation until 1983. The community most likely was named after Mina Erling, the daughter of a railroad official.

1999 Learjet crash

In 1999, a Learjet carrying PGA golfer Payne Stewart and five other people (including two pilots and three passengers) crashed in a field about a mile south of Mina, killing all six people.

Coordinates: 45°26′00″N 98°45′31″W / 45.4333333°N 98.75861°W / 45.4333333; -98.75861

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