- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2016

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - Cannon Ball Elementary School has completed a $98,000 project to rebuild a playground damaged in an October grass fire.

KXMB television reports (https://bit.ly/1Rx5Pfl ) that the prairie fire burned about 5,000 acres of land on the Standing Rock Reservation and caused severe damage to the school playground.

The blaze filled the school building with smoke and soot, and the 115 students had to attend classes in nearby Solen during the three weeks of cleanup.

The new playground is paid for with donations and funds from the school district. The school teamed up with SafetyFirst Playground to complete the work.

Superintendent Justin Fryer says it was fun for staff to watch the kids go out to the new playground for the first time.

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Information from: KXMB-TV, https://www.kxnet.com


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