South Dakotans appeal ruling on Iowan-owned farm

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Three American Indian tribe members from South Dakota have appealed a federal judge's dismissal of their civil lawsuit over a large-scale hog farm owned by 11 Iowa farmers. Frances Zephier (ZEH'-feer), Robin Bair and Rachel Bernie filed the complaint in April 2008 against Longview Farm of Hull, Iowa. The three say they are members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and Ponca Tribe in Nebraska.