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City of Sioux Falls reacts to 'Save Our Neighborhood' lawsuit

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The city of Sioux Falls got served and now it's reacting to the lawsuit.

The group 'Save Our Neighborhood' filed suit to stop construction of a new Walmart.

The neighborhood group filed the suit to make sure the city followed the law to annex a portion of Lincoln County.   

But the city says it's done nothing wrong and has done everything by the book.

It may look like just an empty plot of land, but this field at 85th and Minnesota has become quite a hot button issue for some people who live in south Sioux Falls.

Walmart proposed a giant supercenter for this site which has neighbors fighting city hall.

They filed a lawsuit, requesting the city follow the law and get Lincoln County approval to annex the land.

But city attorney Dave Pfiefle said the land owner wants to be part of Sioux Falls.

"We then go through a process of notifying all the government agencies involved, including Lincoln County. So Lincoln County by law was notified of this application, and by law, we do not need their approval. However, your viewers should know that the Lincoln County commission had no objections to this annexation taking place," Pfiefle said.

Lincoln County deputy state's attorney Mike Nodalski told me he hasn't read through the entire lawsuit yet.

He said this is generally a problem when someone doesn't want their land to become part of the city.

And Lincoln County commissioner Dale Long represents the neighborhood in question.  Long tells us he doesn't have a problem with the annexation.

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