RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Rapid City officials are warning about the potential of grass fires after a fire at Wilderness Park Monday that covered about half an acre. Rapid City Battalion Chief Rob Powell says the grass is starting to turn and burn "quite quickly." Powell says the public should be vigilant and report brush and grass fires as soon as possible.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Sioux Falls' public works director says bulging metal panels on the outside of the $117 million Denny Sanford Premier Center won't affect its opening in the fall. Mark Cotter says the problem with the panels is not related to structural issues. The city paid $5,000 for the consultant to examine the panels last month.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against two colleges. Attorney General Lori Swanson says the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University try to attract prospective students who want to become police officers but don't offer the educational requirements to become a licensed police officer under Minnesota law. The schools have one campus in Sioux Falls.
LEAD, S.D. (AP) - The city of Lead has established a parks improvement reserve fund. City officials approved a plan to move $59,000 from the general fund to the new reserve. The plan also puts all $10,000 from the city's bridge fund into the account. There are no longer any bridges within city limits.
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