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Controlling the overabundant population of South Dakota's resident Canada geese has cost millions of dollars in recent years, but the efforts seem to be paying off. Officials say a number of factors — including a special August Management Take — have helped in the decline of an estimated 115,000 resident Canada geese in South Dakota in the past five years.
On Monday, July 16, 2007, our newspaper made what could be considered a subtle change that impacted our front page for eight years. We changed our flag. A newspaper's flag is the emblem on the top of its front page that symbolizes its readership. In our case, we are "Central South Dakota's newspaper" and located in Mitchell, known as the home of the Corn Palace. So, naturally, the Corn Palace is one of the dominant elements on our flag. Since July 16, 2007, we've held the same flag that's on page A1 of today's edition.
SALEM — A McCook County Sheriff's deputy was justified in shooting a man last month outside a Main Street bar in Salem, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. A summary report from the incident that occurred on July 19 says McCook County Deputy Randy Schwader fired his duty weapon 12 times and struck Cornelius Milk seven times in his arms and torso outside the Brewery Bar. "It is the conclusion of this report and the Attorney General that Deputy Schwader was justified in firing his weapon and using lethal force," says the investigation results.
TYNDALL—Dave Boska had a big impact on a lot of people. That's the memory two of his daughters shared Friday, nine days after the 72-year-old Tyndall man drowned on a windy day on Lake Francis Case near Pickstown. On the afternoon of July 23, Boska was fishing from his boat with his wife and lab, Chester, and Boska attempted to pull up the anchor when he fell into the water and later drowned. Authorities recovered his body after about an hour of searching. "For me, it's still pure numbness," said Boska's youngest daughter, Amanda Willuweit.
SALEM — A 38-year-old Salem man was shot by a deputy Sunday after the armed man allegedly threatened to “put some holes” in a bar on Salem’s Main Street. According...
Jaryd Guericke isn't shy to talk Lake Mitchell walleyes. Guericke, a 21-year-old Mitchell native, says he spends about 200 days per year fishing the lake. When last year he heard the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department planned to skip a year of walleye stocking efforts in Lake Mitchell, Guericke wasn't happy. "They're not doing enough," he said Wednesday. "I would really like to see them do more as far as pumping more walleyes in there.
Favorable weather for a second consecutive year is helping to increase South Dakota's pheasant numbers after a period of a declining population, giving hunters reason to be optimistic for the upcoming season. Travis Runia — the lead upland game biologist for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department — said as the mid-June pheasant hatch arrives, he's predicting "a modest increase" in the statewide population this year. "Information is starting to trickle in and we're starting to get some good reports," he said earlier this week in an interview with The Daily Republic. Run