Monica Albers

Sioux Falls hardware store catches fire overnight

No injuries reported in hardware store garage fire

Firefighters quickly put out a fire at a Sioux Falls hardware store late Monday night. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire at Robson True Value Hardware in the 2300 block of West 12th Street at 11:15 p.m. Officials say crews found fire and smoke coming from the garage doors at the back of the building. They were…

Minnesota farmers prepare for new federal regulations

Farmers must get a veterinarian's approval before giving antibiotics to animals

EDGERTON, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota farmers say they’re prepared for new federal regulations that will require farmers to get a veterinarian’s approval before giving antibiotics to their farm animals. The new rules will be the broadest restrictions ever handed down on feeding healthy animals antibiotics. Federal and other health officials say unbridled use of antibiotics in animal feed is a…

Areas for vacation home rentals expanded in Pennington County

Some residents concerned for potential tourist influx

Courtesy: South Dakota Dept. of TourismRAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota residents are worried about an influx of tourists in their neighborhoods after Pennington County commissioners expanded the areas where vacation home rentals may be located. County commissioners approved some changes to the vacation home rental ordinance Tuesday to include allowing rentals in neighborhoods zoned suburban residential district….