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Sat Jan 26, 2019, 09:21 AM

Gov. Noem takes flak over 'we need to kill more coyotes' tweet

While it might have been a hit among roadrunners, very few of Kristi Noem's Twitter followers appreciated a recent tweet in which she advocated for killing coyotes.

The tweet, sent just after 8 a.m. Friday morning, shows Noem standing next to Sen. Troy Heinert, D-Mission, who is wearing a coyote fur coat.

"We need to kill more coyotes so everyone can have a coat like Senator Heinert's," Noem said in the tweet. "How cool is this?!?"

Very few of the 140-plus replies thought it was cool, with people saying they found the tweet "disgusting," "terrible" and "wrong on so many levels."

Read more: https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2019/01/25/noem-criticized-over-tweeting-we-need-kill-more-coyotes/2680688002/

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