Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Jan. 16 through Jan. 22. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment.

  • Ashton: Kenneth Joseph McGee, Chapter 7.

  • Rapid City: Christina Diane Owen, Chapter 7.

  • Sioux Falls: Mandy Lynne Wipf, Sioux Falls, Chapter 7; Angela Marie First, Chapter 7.

  • Yankton: Ray Edward Vinson Jr.; Chapter 13.