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MITCHELL, S.D. — "Tale as old as time ... True as it can be ..." Could you hear Mrs. Potts? I don't even need to watch "Beauty and the Beast" to hear her motherly voice singing perfectly to the tune that almost every parent knows. In 1991, Disney came out with the animated version of "Beauty and the Beast" that was redone and released last year with human actors Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston) and others.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It's a Republican rooster battle. South Dakota gubernatorial candidates Marty Jackley and Kristi Noem revealed over the weekend detailed initiatives to enhance the state's pheasant population while campaigning at the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. Both acknowledged the importance of pheasant hunting as an economic driver for South Dakota and used the gathering as a platform to discuss their respective five-step programs.
MITCHELL, S.D.—South Dakota is boosting its snow-removal arsenal. After the state Department of Transportation expanded its fleet with the addition of three tow plows prior to this winter season, officials are already planning to purchase three more before next winter. "These tow plows help us do our jobs more efficiently and get the roads cleared sooner," said Jason Humphrey, Department of Transportation construction/maintenance engineer.
Welp, here we go again. The seemingly sleepless nights. The dirty diapers. The spit-up and the "what-the-heck-is-wrong?" screams. Yes, it's back to baby time. My wife is 20 weeks pregnant, so we're expecting our second child to be born sometime in mid-May. Really, I'm thrilled. As the father of a 3-year-old little girl, I've realized parenting is pretty cool. But it's only gotten really fun since Grace turned 2, when she was potty trained and could verbalize to us what she was thinking and wanted.
Miscarriage. Scary word, isn't it? It sure can be, especially for expecting parents who are delivered the blow of the horrible news. 2017 began with the devastating feeling of loss for our family. It was a miscarriage. Our first ultrasound for my wife's second pregnancy was a few weeks after Christmas, when we revealed to our family we'd be parents again.
The dreaded drop-off. As parents, we've all experienced it. Whether it's for work, a vacation or a night away, the drop-off is inevitable. Sooner or later, someone else is going to have to watch your child. And while leaving your little loved one can result in a number of outcomes from them, the feeling for Mom and Dad is typically the same. Blue. Somber. Sad. In three-plus years of being a father, I've experienced at least a few of the drop-off debacles that can happen. Drop-off scenario 1: Kicking and/or screaming, squeezing and crying.
MITCHELL, S.D. — Poachers, beware. Hunters trespassing and anglers fishing without a license continue to be the most-issued citations by state conservation officers. According to a recently released report by the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department, there was a 17 percent increase in violations reported by state wildlife officers in 2016 compared to the previous year.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- Significant South Dakota drought has shot down the state’s pheasant population. The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department’s annual survey released Friday morning, Aug. 25, shows a 45 percent decline statewide in the number of pheasants per mile compared to 2016. The results showed a statewide pheasants-per-mile index of 1.68, down from last year’s index of 3.05.
PIERRE, S.D.—A bill has been drafted that seeks compromise between property owners and outdoor enthusiasts who wish to recreate on 28 lakes that have formed mostly in northeast South Dakota over private land because of heavy precipitation over the past many years. The proposed solution for the lakes listed in the bill that currently have restricted access would be that they are open to the public but a new South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks commission process allows landowners to petition to have access restricted.
PIERRE, S.D.— Gov. Dennis Daugaard anticipates a proposal to be offered next session on the public's use of lakes that have developed because of excessive flooding on private property—mostly in northeast South Dakota. Daugaard also hasn't ruled out a special session this year Last month, the state Supreme Court ruling said that the Legislature must determine whether members of the public may enter or use any of the non-meandered water or ice overlying private property for any recreational use, mostly fishing.