Archive for August 2010

Morning Meeting: Case Of The Mondays

Posted: Monday, August 9, 2010 at 10:13 am
By: Karen Sherman
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It’s back to work after a short weekend, but one thing’s for sure: there isn’t a shortage of news to cover.

Last night’s storm did quite a bit of damage in the Yankton area.  We had reports of campers overturned, trees uprooted, and minor injuries.


We’re in the courtroom today where Benjamin Carter faces murder, robbery and arson charges in connection with the death of Joseph Cynkar.  Payton Strum will be in court Tuesday.

It’s the official start of Sturgis and we’ll show you the transformation at the campgrounds in the area.

A local woman will appear as a contestant on the next season of Survivor.  We’ll introduce you to her tonight on KELOLAND News.

Morning Meeting: Deadwood Clean Up

Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 9:07 am
By: Karen Sherman
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It looks more like a winter storm than a hail storm.  If you haven’t seen the pictures from Deadwood yesterday, you’re missing out.  They had quite the hail storm and they’re shoveling up the mess.



Thanks to Mona Reiling for sending us these photos last night.

And this video came in from Dustin Floyd.


Well, this wet summer we’ve had has brought plenty of bugs with it.  We’re looking at the mosquito count AND the dragonfly numbers.  Look for some great video tonight on KELOLAND News.

Morning Meeting: Death Investigation Update

Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 9:44 am
By: Karen Sherman
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The rain has stopped for the most part, but homeowners are still dealing with flooding problems.  I’m sure I’ve written that in another blog post already this summer, but it feels like deja vu — and there could be more rain in the forecast.  We’ll continue the flooding coverage tonight.

Yesterday, HyVee announced its plans to acquire the Sunshine stores in Sioux Falls.  This was a hot topic in the morning meeting, sparking discussion about the future of the empty buildings, what jobs at HyVee will be available for former Sunshine employees and even closing sales.

Around 2 p.m. Monday, a wire story came down about a death investigation in Hamlin County.  We had received tips about an incident in Hamlin County; however, very little information was coming out.  This morning, we know a North Dakota man has been charged in the death of a South Dakota man.  We’ll have details tonight.

In sports news, it seems Brett Favre has informed teammates that he’s not planning to return for a second season.  That’s according to the Associated Press and various media outlets.  A news conference is scheduled for this morning.  We have a crew in Mankato at Vikings Training Camp and will bring you the reports tonight at 5, 6 and 10.

Morning Meeting: More Flooding Concerns

Posted: Monday, August 2, 2010 at 9:54 am
By: Karen Sherman
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More rain this morning has created flash flooding issues throughout southeast South Dakota, and we’re on top of the story again today.

The town of Shindler was hit hard on Friday (they’re still cleaning up) from the overnight rain and we’re back to see what this latest round means for homeowners.

It’s all the familiar spots getting hit again, so we’ll give you an update on how people are dealing with it.

Flooding along the Vermillion River has shut down Highways 18 and 46 in some parts.  We’re also checking out the situation in Alpena and the dam at Rose Hill Lake that broke Friday.

Something else worth noting:  There are parks in Sioux Falls that are affected by flooding, especially Tuthill Park.  The water in this area is full of untreated wastewater after a lift station failure from Friday’s flooding.  Yet one of our reporters has seen kids playing in this water.  She did stop to tell one mom what her son was really playing in.

So be careful out there.  Floodwaters are dangerous, for more than just the obvious reason.