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Wholestone Farms backers say they have "an uphill battle" to defeat proposed ban on new slaughterhouses in the city. A ballot initiative brought by opponents to the plant will be decided in Nov. 8 election.
Among the coalition pushing for South Dakotans to support Amendment D is a group of community health centers, which are key sources of basic medical and dental services for low-income South Dakotans. However, opponents of the measure say the promises of the expansion don't align with reality.
Joe Kirby led the move to home rule for Sioux Falls three decades ago. As the metro changes, how must government adapt? What do you think?
Company had said it was delaying expansion nationwide but a company spokesperson said Thursday that hiring will start now with plans to be full launched by early next year.

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Avera Health, based in Sioux Falls, said it is cutting jobs among its nonclinical workforce, including those in administration, but not positions such as doctors and nurses. The health system is not alone in reckoning with skyrocketing costs across the board due to inflation.
Wholestone Farms custom butchery is at the center of legal dispute about whether the farmer-owned cooperative can continue construction. Smart Growth Sioux Falls has asked a court to stop city from issuing permits and revoking some existing ones.
Group backing Wholestone Farms' efforts to build pork processing plant plans to commit "resources" to the campaign. Sioux Falls Open for Business filed paperwork this week that allows them to spend money leading up to the November election. The group is supported by 16 agriculture and business organizations.
The county says agencies are putting people on the bus to get help here, adding to the homeless population. That's on top of influx from around the country drawn by South Dakota's reputation as an "open" state.
Combine solar panels with an electric car and driving gets less expensive. The numbers are still low the region but new infrastructure and incentives making it more attractive.
The number of panhandlers in Sioux Falls is growing each year. They wouldn't be there if it didn't work. The solutions are known. The problem is following through.

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Four elected officials across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota appeared on the list of registered members of the Oath Keepers.
In 1996, the first soybean processing facility in South Dakota opened in Volga. With the company behind the plant looking to expand to Mitchell, the benefit of hindsight shows the growth that came from the facility, from more money for farmers to the advent of spinoff businesses.
The 191st Military Police Company's destination in southwest Asia is the U.S. Central Command area of operations and includes countries in the Middle East.

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