SIOUX FALLS, SD - Firefighters and rescue workers fist bumped as a 22-year-old woman was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in downtown Sioux Falls three hours after it suddenly came down at about 10:30 a.m. Friday morning. It wasn't long, however, before their attention turned back to the piles of debris, knowing there was still a construction worker somewhere inside.
BRANDON, SD - Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD is up for sale according to a statement their website.
CEO Chuck Brennon, who purchased Husets Speedway in 2015 and renovated the track, said in a statement he is "reevaluating his economic presence in South Dakota and will be selling several of his many properties and businesses in the State and diverting that business to the other markets that he currently operates in."
WORTHINGTON - There may be a little gray on his muzzle, but on Monday, Worthington Police Department K-9 Thor handled it with aplomb, covering the gray with a little frosting - the kind that came from a piece of his retirement cake, that is. After being an active and valued member of the department since 2009, Thor retired with a celebration at the Prairie Justice Center. His guests included the police chief and captain, many officers, deputies, members of the community and other human friends and admirers.
WORTHINGTON - After more than seven years as a member of the Worthington Police Department K9 Unit and several injuries, including a torn ACL, K9 Thor will officially retire today. A retirement celebration will take place at 2 p.m. today at the Prairie Justice Center.
Thor was originally partnered with Officer Brett Wiltrout in 2009. The two trained together, tested together and even took the title of Rookie Dog together at Field Trials by the United States Police Canine Association. Four years later, after being promoted to sergeant, Wiltrout opted to transfer his K9 duties to Officer Colby Palmersheim.