Day County S. Dakota ambulance catches fire while transporting patient

Riding in an ambulance can be scary enough. Now imagine the ambulance you're riding in catches fire.

This happened on Sunday (June 9) when an ambulance crew from Day County, South Dakota, was transporting a patient on Interstate 29 into North Dakota.

According to Dakota News Now, the ambulance caught fire, closing a northbound lane on I-29 and causing a four-vehicle crash shortly thereafter.

Dakota News Now reports that the ambulance driver stopped in the roadway and with the help of another paramedic was able to safely guide the patient away from the back of the ambulance. The patient was then transferred to the care of another ambulance from Breckenridge-Wahpeton. The patient was then transported to Sanford Hospital in Fargo.

The multi-vehicle crash occurred on I-29 about a mile south of the ambulance. A car rear-ended another vehicle, striking two other northbound vehicles.

Dakota News Now reports that a total of nine people were involved in the four-vehicle crash, with five of those people being taken to Fargo hospitals due to their injuries.

The report also states that the Day County ambulance that caught fire was a total loss.

Because of Sunday's ambulance fire, the northbound lane of I-29 was closed for about 45 minutes while emergency crews kept the fire inside the ambulance under control.

Source: Dakota News Now

Dive sites in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota that are worth a trip

Almost every small town in South Dakota has a pub. This is where the locals go to have a few beers and chat.

Some of these establishments are located in buildings that are almost as old as the city itself. The walls may be freshly painted or the booths may have new vinyl flooring, but the atmosphere is still reminiscent of a good old dive bar.
If you think that a “pub” is all about shady customers, the smell of devil’s lettuce and stale Grain Belt, you are wrong. Not every Diving has a bad reputation.

What makes a dive a dive?

A dive bar has character. Neon signs for beer bars and local memorabilia decorate the walls.

You may find a pool table, a dart board, and a few video lottery machines.

The bartender knows the regulars by name and they know what they drink.

In some pubs there is nothing to eat at all except bags of chips and pickled eggs in a jar of brine on the counter.

The dives are nothing special. The walls are lined with 70s-style wooden panels and there are wobbly tables resting on a folded napkin.

And finally, the bathrooms. The bathrooms in the pubs are in a class of their own and could be a theme in their own right.

There are several small pubs in our area with friendly faces, cheap alcohol with a brand and even really Good Food! We use the term “diving” in the most loving sense.

Here are some of the best and why you should go there.

Gallery Credit: Karla Brown

Seven stunning wonders of South Dakota

I think most of us have at least heard of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World.” We may not be able to list them as easily as we can list McDonald's inexpensive menu items, but chances are you've heard of at least some of them, right?

Every state in the United States is known for its many natural wonders and landmarks, so I thought I would compile my own list of the “Seven Wonders of South Dakota.”

Below you will find what I consider to be the most notable landmarks, monuments and natural wonders associated with the great state of South Dakota. In compiling this list, I tried to give a little attention to both sides of the state.

You may have a few additions…


Let's get started. The Seven Wonders of South Dakota:

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