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South Dakota's high court considers appeal in Shindler flood

PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Supreme Court is considering an appeal on a ruling that determined the state was responsible for damages caused by a 2010 flood in the small community of Shindler.

PIERRE (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court is considering an appeal on a ruling that determined the state was responsible for damages caused by a 2010 flood in the small community of Shindler.

Five families sued the state after their homes were destroyed by the flood. A lower court determined the state was at fault because it failed to create adequate drainage underneath Highway 11 in Shindler, and a jury awarded a combined $1 million in damages to the families.

Attorneys debated the decision Tuesday as the South Dakota Supreme Court heard the state's appeal. KELO-TV reports that the high court is expected to give a written decision about this case at a later date.

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