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GLAD YOU ASKED: Bat problem common in Mitchell, city official says

June 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Q. My niece and her husband are living in a rental until their new house can be moved to its new site. I recently found out the rental is infested with bats, which don’t stay in the attic and roof, but also fly around the downstairs living area. What can be done about this?
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GF&P wants road closed near sensitive bat cave

December 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks is asking the Forest Service to hold off on opening a road that is close to a bat cave in the Black Hills.
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Calls come earlier this year for South Dakota bat business

August 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CANTON (AP) The owners of a South Dakota roofing company say they’re getting more calls these days for their side business, which is bat removal and control. Continue Reading

Wildlife group sues for bat-disease documents

May 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A wildlife advocacy group is suing the U.S. Forest Service for the release of documents that discuss the agency’s plans to keep a disease that has already killed millions of bats in the U.S. and Canada from spreading to the Northern Rocky Mountains. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Wood bats good for baseball in South Dakota

May 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The “ping” of baseball season has been replaced this year with a sound that may seem unfamiliar to those born after, say, 1965.
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Forest Service asks cavers to stay out to prevent bat disease

May 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CUSTER (AP) Officials with the Black Hills National Forest are asking cave enthusiasts to continue honoring a 2-year-old closure of about 200 caves and old mines designed to prevent the spread of a deadly bat disease.
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Offense takes a hit as area teams adjust to new bats

April 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The sound of bat hitting ball is a little different this season in the area’s prep ballparks.
For the first time, all U.S. high school baseball teams are required to use a new bat that is intended to improve safety. At the same time, the bat is tempering offensive performances and changing the way teams pitch and play defense. Continue Reading

Forest Service considers re-opening bat caves

April 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states after imposing it in an effort to halt a deadly fungal outbreak that affects bats. Continue Reading

SD high schools switch to wooden baseball bats

April 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) High school baseball fans in South Dakota are hearing an unfamiliar sound at ball diamonds this season: the crack of wooden bats.
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Evidence of flu found in bats; human risk unclear

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Flu bugs are common in humans, birds and pigs and have even been seen in dogs, horses, seals and whales, among others. About five years ago, Russian virologists claimed finding flu in bats, but they never offered evidence – until now. Continue Reading

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