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Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
September 26, 2016
Suspect arrested in storage unit fire in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police have arrested a suspect in a weekend fire that damaged a 40-unit storage building. The blaze at the Arena Storage complex was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators determined the fire started inside one of the storage units....
September 26, 2016 - 11:12am
September 2, 2016
Fire that damaged Sioux Falls strip mall deemed suspicious
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Investigators say a fire that damaged a strip mall in Sioux Falls is suspicious. No one was hurt in the late Wednesday blaze, but two businesses suffered fire damage and smoke spread throughout the building. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined...
September 2, 2016 - 10:55am
September 1, 2016
Lightning likely cause of hunting lodge fire near Mansfield
MANSFIELD (AP) — Lightning is believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged a hunting lodge in northeastern South Dakota. Edmunds County Sheriff Todd Holtz tells the American News that there was bad weather and power outages in the area during the time of the fire at the Grass...
September 1, 2016 - 11:16am
Fire damages strip mall in Sioux Falls; no one injured
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — No one was hurt in a fire that damaged a strip mall in Sioux Falls. More than 30 firefighters responded to the scene about 11 p.m. Wednesday after people in a neighboring building noticed smoke. Flames were contained to two of the mall's units, but smoke damage...
September 1, 2016 - 11:14am
August 29, 2016
Man faces 6 felonies in fires at Madison apartments, store
MADISON (AP) — A 25-year-old man is accused of starting two fires in Madison and assaulting a police officer. The Daily Leader reports that fire damage at the Uptown Apartments where Travis Smith Jr. lived was contained to a closet, but that the One Stop convenience store suffered...
August 29, 2016 - 12:13pm
August 25, 2016
Fire displaces residents of Pierre apartment building
PIERRE (AP) — Fire has displaced about a dozen residents at a Pierre motel building that's used for apartments. KCCR radio reports that the blaze at the State Motel building broke out about 5 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters had it under control within minutes, but several apartments...
August 25, 2016 - 11:40am
August 24, 2016
Rapid City adding up to 15 people to firefighting force
RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City is adding up to 15 people to its firefighting force, thanks in large part to a $1 million federal grant, but the city's fire chief says a long-term solution to staffing woes is still needed. Chief Mike Maltaverne said earlier this summer that the department...
August 24, 2016 - 11:10am
August 19, 2016
Sioux Falls town house fire sends 2 people to hospital
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Two people rescued by firefighters who responded to a town house fire in Sioux Falls were taken to a hospital for evaluation. Firefighters responded to the blaze about 1 a.m. Friday and found flames coming from a back deck. Crews rescued the two people inside...
August 19, 2016 - 11:28am
August 10, 2016
Fire destroys 260 large round hay bales in Brown County
ABERDEEN (AP) — Fire destroyed about 260 large round hay bales in rural Brown County. Aberdeen Rural Assistant Fire Chief Derwin Kampa tells the American News that spontaneous combustion likely caused the Tuesday afternoon blaze. No one was hurt. Smoke from the fire prompted authorities...
August 10, 2016 - 10:47am
Hughes County farm explosion and fire kills 1, injures 2
HARROLD (AP) — One man was killed and two others injured in an explosion and fire at a shop building on a Hughes County farm. Sheriff Mike...
August 10, 2016 - 9:11am
August 9, 2016
House fire suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder
A woman suspected of setting fire to her Mitchell home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a separate attempted murder charge. Dawn Long, 38, of Mitchell,...
August 9, 2016 - 1:30pm
August 8, 2016
Weekend fire destroys baling supplies business; no one hurt
WESTPORT (AP) — A weekend fire destroyed a warehouse business in northern South Dakota that sells baling supplies. The American News reports that the Saturday afternoon blaze at Haywire LLC & Haywire Feed Mill LLC west of Westport destroyed the building, as well as supplies...
August 8, 2016 - 12:15pm
August 4, 2016
No one injured when cabin catches fire at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma
OACOMA — No one was injured Wednesday night when a cabin at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma started on fire. Firefighters responded to the...
August 4, 2016 - 9:22am
August 1, 2016
Weekend house fire in Sturgis investigated as arson
STURGIS (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Sturgis say the fire that heavily damaged a local home and injured a woman over the weekend is being investigated as arson. Sturgis Police Chief Geody Vandewater tells the Rapid City Journal that the initial investigation shows the Saturday...
August 1, 2016 - 3:14pm
July 27, 2016
Forest Service: Closure order for Crow Peak area lifted
SPEARFISH (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a closure order for the Crow Peak area has been lifted and a wildfire on the peak west of Spearfish is fully controlled. The agency said Wednesday that visitors can now use the Crow Peak hiking trail. The blaze sparked by lightning on...
July 27, 2016 - 6:25pm