SD Supreme Court To Hear Buffalo Chip Appeal

Sep 23, 2019

Buffalo Chip Campground near Sturgis became Buffalo Chip City in 2015, after local voters approved the move and the Secretary of State filed the papers.

The city of Sturgis and local landowners challenged the process, but the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that it's up to the state to challenge incorporation.

And so it did, and a Fourth Circuit judge ruled for the state and nullified Buffalo Chip's status as a municipality.

The Chip now appeals that decision to the state Supreme Court and presents oral arguments on Monday, Sept. 30. At the heart of the issue is the meaning of the word "or."