News

Menno Swine Facility Holds Open House

Menno Swine Facility Holds Open House

Photo: WNAX

More than 200 people attended this week’s open house for a new 2,400 head hog facility in Hutchinson County. Bryan and Melissa Kludt own the slated floor pit finishing barn located just south of Menno. Bryan says while the permitting process was a challenge, the completion of the unit fulfills a long term goal for him.

Bryan says it has been a long time since a new swine unit was built in Hutchinson County. However, the economic activity related to the construction and day to day operations is substantial.

Melissa says as a young farm family they are excited for the opportunity to get into farming.

The Kludts say they held the open house to help build community support for the project. It was sponsored by Ag United of South Dakota.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Dante Man Wanted in Charles Mix County

Fresh
turner

Russell Turner, 40, of Dante is wanted in connection with an incident in Charles Mix County that resulted in an officer firing shots into a vehicle.

in Local

Candidates for South Dakota District 17 Legislature Disagree on Medicaid Expansion

Medical Stethoscope

The candidates running for District 17 Legislature have different ideas about the expansion of Medicaid for South Dakota.

in Local

South Dakota District 17 Legislative Candidates Talk Education Funding

school_bus_1

Four candidates for the South Dakota Legislature have different opinions about education funding.

in Local

South Dakota Highway Rated Safe

Highway sign 61014

Captain John Broers is District Commander for the Motor Carrier Division of the State Highway Patrol.

in Local

Program Promotes Business Development

One Million Cups 102914

One Million Cups could lead to some significant business development.