Fire rips through trading post in Pine Ridge


 The cause of a fire at a trading post in Pine Ridge is under investigation.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management responded to a fire Saturday at the Pine Ridge Trading Post. Built in 1942, it’s the only business in Pine Ridge that sells Red Diesel fuel to the area’s farmers and ranchers.

KOTA-TV reports the trading post sells everything from jewelry to souvenirs. Owners Bat and Patty Pourier say they employ about 10 people and have insurance that should cover their wages in the meantime.


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