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

Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed

vote

A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

in Local

Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

zebra mussel

Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

in Local

South Dakota Students Above Average

education 2

A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

in Local

School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

College Money Student

A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.

in Local

Event To Prepare Meals

grocery bag

A volunteer effort billed as "the nation's largest food packaging event" kicks-off today in Des Moines.