Lake Norden holding grand opening of new public safety building!  (Audio)

May 3, 2024
Mike Tanner

LAKE NORDEN, S.D.–“It was a very hard day.”

That’s how Lake Norden Mayor John Layman describes a fire that occurred exactly one year ago today (Friday) at the town’s fire hall.

The early morning fire wiped out the building and destroyed four fire trucks and two ambulances, along with a lot of equipment that was inside….

Fire departments from Estelline, Hayti, Badger, Castlewood, and Bryant all responded, but were’nt able to save much. Layman explains why….

Layman was a city councilmember at the time of the fire. He says the local decisionmakers wasted no time in determining they had to rebuild….

Today, a grand opening will be held to show off Lake Norden’s new public safety building (pictured). It runs from 4 to 7 pm, and includes a dedication, open house and dinner.