Morning Meeting: Spring Flooding Preparations

Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10:46 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Peggy Moyer and I were chatting before the morning meeting today about our recent trips to the bowling alley and boy did we spark a discussion. Cabin fever seems to have a lot of people interested, so I think we’re going to have to plan a newsroom outing.

If you’re experiencing cabin fever, you’re probably wishing all this snow would disappear.  Today we’re looking into what could happen when it finally does melt. The City of Sioux Falls is doing some spring flooding planning for what sounds like could be another interesting season. We’ll show you what they’re looking into. Plus, after seven state natural disasters over the past year, FEMA is preparing to pack up its offices in South Dakota, at least for a while. Perry Groten is going to talk with them about what they’ve accomplished in the state.

Some wrestlers in Aberdeen are in trouble for the suspected hazing of other students. Erich Schaffhauser is looking into how the school handles hazing. But we’re also curious what kids do for hazing these days. When I was a cheerleader, it included being woken up early with parents’ permission and taken from our homes, not being allowed to shower or do your hair for the day (which, for a teenage girl, can be humilliating) and getting a free breakfast. Have you ever been hazed?

And we have new information on the closure of the Interlude Bridal Shoppe closure today. Nicole Winters is talking with the Better Business Bureau about why they’ve now revoked the store’s “B” rating.

If you’re home or near a TV around 4 o’clock today, The Oprah Winfrey Show  on KELO-TV is featuring Corey Briest, a South Dakota soldier severely injured overseas in 2005.

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