User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


77° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Lyon Co. Residents Disagree With Assessment

August 1, 2010, 10:17 PM by David Brown

Lyon Co. Residents Disagree With Assessment
LYON COUNTY, IA - Last week, South Dakota gubernatorial candidate Scott Heidepriem expressed his concerns over the new Grand Falls Casino in Lyon County, Iowa. Heidepriem says the casino will take vital revenue away from South Dakota. But how do Iowans feel about his statements?

On Wednesday, Scott Heidepriem made a bold statement on what he believes is an unfair advantage for the house.

"What's going on behind us is a project by Iowa, for Iowa, in Iowa and paid for by the taxpayers in South Dakota," Heidepriem said at a news conference.

The Grand Falls Casino is expected to open next summer. And while not all Larchwood residents were necessarily on board with the project, they seem to agree that Heidepriem didn't play his hand right. 

"I was disappointed in him," Larchwood resident Karen Crichton said.  "I think he's focusing too much on the Sioux Falls area and not the whole state if he's going to be the governor of South Dakota."

Crichton has lived in Larchwood for the past three years, and she believes Heidepriem doesn't take into account all the revenue Larchwood brings across the border.

"We feel that we give lots and lots to the Sioux Falls community with grocery shopping, clothes shopping, all the shopping centers and the medical community," Crichton said.  "And we've always done this."

In addition to the money Larchwood residents say they spend in South Dakota, they also believe the casino will have to hire workers from the state.

"Ever since it started getting built, you hear how much money it's going to lose and everything, but I don't think they talk about the construction around it on the South Dakota side," Larchwood resident Eric Traviss said.  "It's a stone's throw away from the border, so there'll be a lot of benefit on both sides."

Heidepriem's opponent, Republican Dennis Daugaard, has said it's too early to tell if the Grand Falls Casino will take money out of South Dakota. Regardless of where the politicians lie, Iowans are happy the new casino could revitalize their economy.

"I'm not too much into gambling, but it brings property values up and everything, so that works out good," Traviss said.

Heidepriem has said, if elected, he will form a task force to look into the possibility of building a casino and events center in Sioux Falls. Residents we spoke with say they're not worried about that because, for now, it's a hypothetical situation.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Sioux Falls Bike Crash Victim Identified

7/17/2014 10:34 AM

Sioux Falls Police identified the bicyclist who died in a car crash on Wednesday.

Full Story
One Dead In I-229/I-29 Motorcycle Crash

7/17/2014 9:30 AM

One person is dead after a motorcycle crash on Interstate 229 near the I-29 interchange.

Full Story
DCI Looking Into Discovery Of Woman's Body

7/21/2014 4:00 PM

The discovery of a woman's body in Kimball has prompted an investigation by South Dakota law enforcement authorities.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Man Killed In Industrial Accident

7/21/2014 2:22 PM

An investigation is underway into the death of a Sioux Falls man in an industrial accident.

Full Story
Fatal Bike Crash Investigation Continues

7/16/2014 5:55 PM

A 22-year-old woman riding her bike was killed after she was hit by a car leaving a parking lot along 49th Street in Sioux Falls.

Full Story | Watch


Events