High court to hear livestock zoning case

High court to hear livestock zoning case

By JOE KAFKA, Associated Press Writer
Rapid City Journal

PIERRE — Petition campaigns cannot force county officials to revise zoning laws and then put those changes on the ballot for public votes, the state Supreme Court will be told later this month in a lawsuit over livestock farming.

John Knight, Deuel County deputy state’s attorney, will argue that Circuit Judge Ronald Roehr made a mistake last year when he ruled in favor of petitions seeking to enlarge buffer zones around concentrated animal feeding operations.

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