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HOWARD — Brad Baumgartner's intuition kicked in when the airplane's wings tilted hard in the wind. "They've got one," said Baumgartner, a wildlife damage specialist, aka "state trapper" for the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department. "When he turns hard like that, you know they saw one." Soon, from the CB radio inside Baumgartner's truck, the pilot relayed that a coyote was located on a quarter of land southeast of Howard. It was the same quarter of land where a calf was killed by coyotes recently, which instigated Thursday's joint aerial-ground hunt.
The night could be a complete disaster. You know, one of those nights when patience is at a minimum because toys are scattered all over the house, food is smeared from the high chair to the floor and a couple temper-tantrums were thrown for whatever reason. But when our 19-month-old daughter, Grace, smiles as she says "ni-nigh" while giving a cute princess-in-a-parade wave, this first-time father's heart melts and everything is right with the world.
The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that a blood draw aiding in the conviction of a man who killed two U.S. Fish and Wildlife workers was constitutional.
Gary Munsen once asked if I would be willing to write a book about his life. That request came in 2012, which was the final of 39 years Munsen was the head Mitchell High School boys basketball coach. Munsen received a heck of a send off that year. He received standing ovations from opposing schools at away games. Then came his final regular-season home game in mid-February, a Tuesday night when the Corn Palace had about 2,200 basketball enthusiasts pack the gym to give their final salute to the longtime coach.
Gary Munsen, who for nearly four decades commanded the Mitchell boys basketball team, has died. He was 72. Munsen, a White Lake native, retired following the 2012 season and finished his career with 902 combined wins in both girls and boys basketball, the most in South Dakota history. He won 12 state titles combined in both girls and boys basketball after 47 years on the bench, including 39 years as a varsity head coach.
Gary Munsen, who for nearly four decades commanded the Mitchell boys basketball team, has died. He was 72. Munsen, a White Lake native, retired following the 2012 season and finished his career with 902 combined wins in both girls and boys basketball, most in South Dakota history. He won 12 state titles combined in both girls and boys basketball after 47 years on the bench, including 39 years as a varsity head coach.
For now, Chad Greenway is relishing the moment. With a 10-5 record and a guaranteed spot in the NFL Playoffs, Greenway and the Minnesota Vikings are focused on winning a division title in their final game of the regular season Sunday night against rival Green Bay. Yes, it's a successful season thus far for the 10th-year professional and Mount Vernon native who recently has fielded the questions about retirement and whether this will be his final year with the Vikings.
BURKE — The Charles Mix County state’s attorney will not spend additional time in jail after pleading guilty to drunken driving. Scott Podhradsky, 54, of Wagner, was sentenced Tuesday in Gregory County to 30 days in jail, with 29 suspended and credit for one day served, for driving under the influence of alcohol in August.
Mild winters and a lower-than-desired deer population have left bleak opportunities for depredation hunts across South Dakota in recent years. Registration for the state's depredation hunts opened Monday, but the program has not been utilized since the winter of 2010-11, according to Keith Fisk, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks Wildlife Damage Management Program administrator. GF&P's Wildlife Damage Management Program assists landowners with wildlife depredation abatement techniques. When other methods are ineffective to remove animals from an area, GF&P may utilize hunters o
WHITE LAKE — Dead pheasants were flying from a vehicle cruising down the interstate. Tossed out the window by a couple of hunters, the birds were over the limit wildlife evidence obtained recently by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. For 24 hours from Sunday to Monday afternoon, GF&P and a collection of other agencies conducted a game stop on an Interstate 90 rest area, just east of the White Lake exit. Andy Alban, GF&P law enforcement program administrator, said the attempted disposal of pheasants was just one of the noteworthy events from the game stop, which diverte