Dakotanews has a peculiar view on Investigative Journalism

I was a little puzzled by this story they posted yesterday;

The I-Team has learned that the city of Sioux Falls has hired an outside attorney to represent the city in a lawsuit against the Village River Group.

I am assuming the I-Team means investigative team. Besides the fact that I posted about this on January 18, it wasn’t some secret since it was on the public agenda at the January 18 meeting in the consent agenda in which Councilor Starr pulled and asked the city finance director and city attorney where the money was coming from.

They both kind of fibbed a bit (the real story here).

Still wondering why it took supposed investigative journalists 6 weeks to figure something out that was posted on a public agenda?


#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.02.22 at 7:45 pm

The so called “Village River Group” sounds sinister to me. Do they have vans? What about jobs? And are their vans white without signage? And do they “work” from their vans? And also, are their vans dirty, their shoes, that is:



#2 cinderblock palace on 03.03.22 at 11:05 am

be wouldn’t it be more fun if it was the “Village River People Group?” since the river is somehow involved, this song could be their theme.


by the way i think the “i” stands for “incompetent”

#3 Further Fear & Loathing on 03.03.22 at 12:54 pm

Something (Someday?) tells me that the Village River Group is not made-up of many different types of occupations, however. I thinking more along the lines of taupe, black or white SUV, and luggage tan wingtips with white marshmellowie cushy soles. Oh, and I almost forgot, a plaid blazer (predominately blue), too…. and check the pockets of the blazer for Silverstar coupons as well.

(….”Macho, macho man….. I’ve got to be….. an unnecessary parking ramp builder…. “Macho, macho man….. I’ve got to be…. Something (Someday?) that I’m really not”… )

#4 "Woodstock" on 03.03.22 at 1:00 pm

“Do you wear jeans or khakis with that blue plaid blazer?… (“I need to check out Macy’s”… (“Before they close for good”… (“Oh, but that’s right, Dillard’s will eventually be here… (“Right?”… 🙁 )))) ….”

#5 D@ily Spin on 03.03.22 at 2:08 pm

Per the judicial ordinance the city doesn’t allow appeals into circuit court. They nor you can sue. Whenever there’s a challenge, they hire a private law firm to wear you down. It’s an unconstitutional ploy. Whatever the Village People are trying for they should just do it. Kick the city puppies away. They don’t have teeth.