ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Fire has destroyed a longtime service station in Aberdeen. The fire at Eddie's Northside Sinclair began yesterday morning. Three workers inside the station were able to get out safely. Mechanic Matthew Tutor says the blaze started when an air jack lost pressure and a truck's fuel tank fell, hitting a shop light and igniting flames.
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - The Gold Dust Casino is slated to reopen on Deadwood's Main Street this summer. The casino was shut down on New Year's Eve, putting more than 50 people out of work. General Manager Peter DeMangus says a new group of investors wants to make significant renovations to the property that covers half a city block.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota schools can now begin applying for two new grants approved by this year's Legislature. Lawmakers set aside $500,000 for grants that are intended to help teachers use technology in innovative ways. The Legislature also provided $500,000 for grants that will help public school districts upgrade their technology infrastructure.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is teaching lifesaving skills as part of National EMS Week. Crews will be at Empire Mall every day this week to teach CPR and show residents how to use an Automated External Defibrillator. They will also show people how to understand the PulsePoint smartphone app, which notifies users about emergencies in a public place.
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