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Stanley County home explosion kills three | May 25


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A home exploded near Fort Pierre, killing three and injuring two. It happened Wednesday morning, south of town.

With the installation of the B-21 at Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City, the area's population is expected to grow by as much as two percent a year. That means plans need to be made now for the schools, housing, and roads newcomers will use when they get here.

The public celebration for the 75th anniversary of the Crazy Horse Memorial is scheduled for June 4, 2023. But, the project has grown beyond its original goals.

The population rebound of South Dakota river otters is a research topic for a South Dakota State University graduate student and professor. South Dakota Game Fish and Parks removed river otters from the state endangered list in 2020. Now, they've introduced an official trapping season for the animal.

South Dakota's Discovery Center in Pierre opened a new honeybee observation hive. The center's executive director, Dr. Rhea Waldman, says the exhibit allows you to see the inner workings of a beehive.

The U.S. Postal Service released new stamps featuring 20 animal species to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. The Great Plains Zoo and Butterfly House and Aquarium in Sioux Falls is actively a part of conservation efforts for two of the featured animals: the black-footed ferret and the red wolf.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."