Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Sioux Falls, Wholestone Farms


(Sioux Falls, SD) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the City of Sioux Falls and Wholestone Farms over building a pork processing plant. The group Smart Growth Sioux Falls filed suit in September to prevent Wholestone from building a 500-million-dollar plant in northeastern Sioux Falls because of a proposed slaughterhouse ban on the November ballot. Minnehaha County Judge Sandra Hanson dismissed the suit without prejudice after the measure was voted down. More than one-million-dollars was spent on campaigns for and against the slaughterhouse ban.