News

Casino Battle Continues

Casino Battle Continues

Photo: clipart.com

A district court ruling will allow work to continue on the new land-based casino in Sioux City, but legal issues there are far from over. The ruling overturned an earlier court ruling that put a stay on the license for the new casino at the request of Penn National Gaming, operators of the riverboat casino. Iowa’s Racing and Gaming Commission appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court, which ordered a review of the stay that resulted in the latest ruling. Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko welcomed the ruling.

 
Polk County District Court Judge Eliza Ovrum ruled that although the operators of the Sioux City Belle will suffer irreparable harm, they would not likely succeed on the merits of their legal claims.

Ohorilko says there’s still more legal action that will be heard at the panel’s March meeting.

 
The new land-based Hard Rock Casino is scheduled to be completed by the fall.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Committee Proposes Changes To Liquor Taxes

MoneyDollarsCoins

An interim South Dakota Legislative committee has agreed to a package of bills dealing with alcohol tax changes.

in Local

Pressler Weighs In On Ebola

Stethoscope Medical

Former South Dakota Senator and current independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler disagrees with the Obama Administration on their handling of the ebola outbreak.

in Local

Expanded Gambling On South Dakota Ballot

gambling

Voters in South Dakota next month will be deciding on expanded gaming for the casinos in Deadwood.

in Local

Time To Think About Winter

WinterWx

Despite the nice fall weather, it is time to think about the onset of winter…..at some point.

in Local

Farmer Dies In Combine Accident, Neighbors Respond

combine

A northwest Iowa farmer died Friday evening in a combine accident on a gravel road and the next morning over three dozen of his neighbors showed up for work in Gene Sitzmann's field.