In the couple of years since I left my position as the 10 p.m. News producer, I can’t remember a time when I sat down to watch the State of the Union. As a newscast producer of a show following the speech, I had to pay attention, but I have found other things to do during that time in the past few years. Chatter about the SOTU that I noticed on Twitter prompted me to tune in last night.
One of the things I took away was President Obama’s emphasis on education for American students. Starting at a young age all the way through college, Obama stressed the importance of education. It really struck me considering all the talk about the budget situation facing South Dakota schools and it was a topic of discussion at the morning meeting. KELOLAND’s Katie Janssen is going to look into what the president said and get reaction from a South Dakota school district.
We’ll also be following up on the stories we did Tuesday on Interlude Bridal Shoppe. A number of calls have come into the newsroom from concerned brides and their mothers wondering what will happen with any orders they placed at Interlude. The owner told KELOLAND’s Nicole Winters the store isn’t closing, just moving, but she didn’t share a location. Either way, it’s left a lot of brides in a panic about how this might affect their dream day and dress. KELOLAND’s Peggy Moyer is working new angles of this story. And in an Eye on KELOLAND on KELOLAND News at 10, Nicole Winters will have the story of a bride who’s waiting for her bridal gown and seven bridesmaids dresses to come in. She was told it would be January 7th at the latest, and with her wedding less than a month away, she’s not sure what will happen.
Also, an overnight high-speed chase in Minnehaha County ended when driver crashed his car into a snow bank. KELOLAND’s Perry Groten will be following up on the chase and crash. The driver, 28-year-old Ronnie Young, faces a long list of charges.
Try to get outside and enjoy this warmer day! According to a weather update from KELOLAND Meteorologist Brian Karstens this morning, cold temperatures will soon return to the area.