Morning Meeting: It’s That Time Of Year…

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:55 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Whether its for kids or an adult league, it’s baseball season. That means more people are out swinging the bat. But what kind of bat is it? Ben Dunsmoor took a closer look at the differences on the Nightbeat last night. That’s after a Minnesota boy was hit in the head with a ball that came off an aluminum bat and had to be put into a medically-induced coma with head injuries. But you don’t have to be a child to be seriously injured. Today, Perry Groten is talking with a former amature baseball player who was hit in the head with a ball during a game 20 years ago this month.

Whether it’s college or high school, it’s also graduation time. Along with prom season, it’s a time notorious for drinking and driving-related arrests, crashes and deaths. It’s now been five years since South Dakota saw a rash of teenage drunk driving deaths that brought about a massive state-wide campaign and increased awareness about the problem. Today, Ben Dunsmoor is speaking with the mom of one of the girls who died as she visits her daughter’s grave.

More than 100 South Dakota World War II Veterans and their guardians have landed in Washington, DC for SD Honor Flight #11. I streamed the departure ceremony live from the Sioux Falls Airport this morning on KELOLAND.com. Click here to watch Governor Dennis Daugaard, Senator John Thune and the Brandon Valley Band send off the group and see some photos from the event. It sounds like they’re going to have good weather out there for this trip. KELOLAND’s Kelly Bartnick is traveling with the group as they tour the monuments and memorials and will bring back their stories for KELOLAND News next week.

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