- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Opponents of a planned wildlife education operation in the western South Dakota tourist town of Deadwood say they think it’s a front for a Minnesota fur farm and shouldn’t be allowed.

Fur-Ever Wild owner Terri Petter says the attraction would educate visitors about wolves, foxes, bobcats and other wild animals, and that accusations by opponents are “ridiculous.” She runs a similar operation in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Deadwood’s Planning and Zoning Commission authorized the business, saying it met zoning requirements.

The state Animal Industry Board on Wednesday will consider Petter’s application for a permit to have captive wild animals.

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