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Storm Report: Baseball hail near Wasta and other reports

BLACK HILLS, S.D. – A holiday weekend filled with thunderstorms continued Sunday afternoon with thunderstorms producing up to baseball (2.75″) hail near Wasta, SD. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for portions of the Black Hills region until 11 PM MDT Sunday evening, so more are expected.
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Wall Pool Making a Splash This Summer

Wall has officially started the summer out with a splash. With the rise in temperatures typical for summer months, it's no surprise that many have been looking forward to the remedy of water's refreshing touch. Alongside the community's two dams, Old Town and New Town, as well as Wall Drug's splash pad park, the pool is also available to the public for recreation. This summer, it will be open Monday to Sunday between 12:00-6:00pm. The team that keeps it running smoothly certainly isn't short of staff, consisting of nine lifeguards: Ava and Nora Dinger, Nathan Law, Mercede and Dawson Hess, Keaunna Poor Bear, Aiden Peterson, Jett Mohr, and Skylie Wagner. At least three lifeguards are required to work each day, although it is more common to see around five staff members on duty to prevent heat exhaustion and other dangers.

Deputy reacts fast, rescues man from a burning building

WALL, S.D. (KELO) — A Pennington County Deputy helped save a man from a burning building Monday night. It happened as flames were engulfing the Cactus Café and Lounge in Wall. Deputy Chris Lindquist was on patrol when he spotted smoke coming from the Cactus Cafe and Lounge.

Pennington Deputy kept people safe while Wall building burned

WALL, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook a heroic story of a deputy who kept people safe while a building in Wall was engulfed in flames. According to the post, Pennington County Sheriff’s Deputy Lindquist was on duty when the Cactus Bar...

South Dakota sheriff’s deputy braves fire to save a life

WALL, S.D. ( — A sheriff’s deputy is being recognized for his bravery during the Cactus Bar fire in Wall, South Dakota. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office said after a search of the restaurant area, Deputy Lindquist was directed to the living quarters in the upper floor of the building. The deputy, with the help of another citizen, pulled a man through a window and escorted him to safety. Lindquist also prevented some who had evacuated from re-entering the burning building to search for others. Deputy Lindquist was treated and released on scene for smoke inhalation.

Fire destroys Main Street business in Wall, South Dakota

WALL, S.D. – A Monday night fire in Wall has destroyed the Cactus Cafe and Lounge on the town’s Main Street. The Wall Fire Department says they were dispatched to the business and found a free burning fire with a heavy smoke condition. The fire was extending into the roof assembly and they immediately struck a second alarm. Due to the nature of the fire and amount of neighboring structures, the fire went to multiple alarms.

Ravnsborg removed; deputy saves man from fire; Tea bond passed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — It’s Wednesday, June 22. Start your day with KELOLAND On The Go with everything you need to know in news and weather. The South Dakota state senate has removed Jason Ravnsborg from his position as attorney general. Crews from several departments continue battling...

Fire destroys Wall cafe

WALL, S.D. (KOTA) - A multiple alarm fire burned Monday night in Wall. Shortly before 9 p.m., the Wall Volunteer Fire Department was called to the Cactus Cafe and Lounge on Main Street. Firefighters who arrived on the scene discovered a free-burning fire and heavy smoke. The fire fire had reached the roof of the building, which also held some residential space.

Longstanding Wall Business Burns Completely

Cactus Cafe & Lounge building gone, Fire Dept. saves remaining local businesses on west side of Main St. Just before 9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20, multiple fire departments addressed a major fire at the Cactus Cafe and Lounge in downtown Wall. According to the Pennington County Fire Administration, those who arrived on scene first found heavy smoke conditions and a free burning fire "extending into the roof assembly of [the] commercial structure with residential occupancy." They immediately struck a second alarm, later amounting to multiple alarms.

A Wall business was destroyed in overnight fire

WALL, S.D. (KOTA) - At around 8:45 P.M on June 20th the Wall Fire Department received a report that there was a fire at the Cactus Café and Lounge and upon arrival, the fire had escaped to the lower level and was coming out of the doors and windows. “It came out from underneath all the doors at the front of the café, the wind sucked underneath these awnings and started the awning on fire to the adjacent buildings,” said Wall Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief, Jim Kitterman.