PARKER-WATER TOWER LEAK
Parker residents asked to limit water use
PARKER, S.D. (AP) - Officials in the South Dakota city of Parker are asking residents to limit their water use due to a leak in the water tower.
KELO television reports that repairs to the tower were scheduled to begin Sunday morning.
Officials aren't yet sure when the repairs will be complete.
YANKTON MOTEL FIRE
ATF seeking info on Yankton motel arson fire
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire at a Yankton Motel.
It took some 55 firefighters about seven hours to battle the Tuesday morning blaze at the Colonial Inn Motel, which destroyed the center of the motel and caused heavy smoke damage throughout.
The loss is estimated at approximately $500,000.
The ATF, the Yankton Fire Department, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the South Dakota State Fire Marshal's Office conducted a fire scene examination and determined that the fire was deliberately set.
ATF Special Agent in Charge Scott Sweetow released a photo of a suspect and asked for people to come forward to provide additional leads.
FOOD CO-OP FIRE
Sioux Falls natural food co-op reopens after fire
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls natural food co-op damaged in a January arson fire has reopened in a temporary location.
Co-op Natural Foods General Manager Molly Langley tells KDLT television that a combination of volunteers, people in the community and a really sharp staff helped get the store back open.
No one was injured and nobody was in the building when the store burned January 19th. The co-op says more than $100,000 in inventory was destroyed and a small amount of money was taken.
The co-op says it has about 2,500 members, but anyone can shop at the store that does more than $2 million in business every year. It has 18 full-time and part-time employees and its suppliers include 40 local farmers.
Asian carp invade eastern SD rivers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Asian carp are invading the rivers of eastern South Dakota.
The Argus Leader reports that massive floods in 2010 and 2011 gave the carp an opportunity to spawn more successfully and move up the Missouri River basin.
The carp were able to invade all of the James River in South Dakota and have been found all the way up to Jamestown, North Dakota. In the Big Sioux and Vermillion rivers, carp have reached as far north as Sioux Falls and Lake Vermillion. The species was stopped only by the Sioux Falls and Vermillion dams.
Game, Fish and Parks aquatic invasive species coordinator Mike Smith says the big head and silver carp could out-compete any other species. That's already happened in the Illinois River south of the Great Lakes.
S. DAKOTA ST-W. ILLINOIS
S. Dakota St. tops W. Illinois 71-50
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Brayden Carlson scored 13 points as Number 3 seed South Dakota State beat sixth-seeded Western Illinois 71-50 on Sunday in the Summit League quarterfinals.
Jordan Dykstra added 12 points and 10 rebounds for South Dakota State (19-11). Chad White and Marcus Heemstra had 10 apiece.
South Dakota State held a 26-23 lead at halftime. Zach Horstman's dunk gave the Jackrabbits their first double-digit lead of the game, which they held for the remainder. A 10-0 run, all scored by Carlson and Dykstra, made in 51-31.
Western Illinois (10-20) was led by Garret Covington with 14 points. Jabari Sandifer had 13 and Michael Ochereobia 10.
The Jackrabbits out-rebounded Western Illinois 38-26 and went to the free throw line 31 times, making 23 of them, compared to 16 attempts.
South Dakota State advances to play Number 2 seed Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne in the semifinals on Monday.
Denver rolls past South Dakota 71-55
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Brett Olson made four 3-pointers on his way to 20 points as fourth-seeded Denver beat No. 5 South Dakota 71-55 on Sunday in the Summit League quarterfinals.
Denver led 38-32 at halftime, then held South Dakota to 23 second-half points on 35 percent shooting. Olson's 3-pointer to start the second half gave Denver a nine-point lead.
Bryant Rucker had 14 points for Denver (16-14) and Jalen Love added 12. The Pioneers forced 11 turnovers, leading to 20 points.
South Dakota (12-18) was led by Brandon Bos with 13 and Trevor Gruis' 12. The Coyotes made five 3-pointers in the first half but made just 1 of 7 in the second.
The Coyotes trailed 60-50 with 3:46 left, then only made one more field goal, a Tavian Pomlee 3-pointer with 40 second left, the rest of the game.
Denver faces top-seeded North Dakota State in the semifinals on Monday.
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