- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The people who run the Co-op Natural Foods business in central Sioux Falls say they’ll rebuild after a fire that appears to be arson.

No one was injured and nobody was in the building when it burned on Sunday.

The co-op says more than $100,000 in inventory was destroyed. A small amount of money was taken and several fires were set inside the building, which caused extensive fire and smoke damage.

Board president Alex Halbach they’ll rebuild and reopen at the current site or a new location.

The co-op says it has about 2,500 members, but anyone can shop at the store that does more than $2 million in business every year.

It has 18 full-time and part-time employees and its suppliers include 40 local farmers.






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