SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The South Dakota Department of Labor is hoping to end a labor dispute between the City of Sioux Falls and the Police Department over the next month.
The two sides appeared before a judge Wednesday to explain why their negotiations have not yet produced an agreement.
City officials say they can only afford a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment for 2017 and 2018.
The Fraternal Order of Police says they think the City can do 3 percent.
The Labor Department will conduct a fact-finding hearing next month in hopes of resolving the matter.