Posts Tagged ‘mosquito’

Morning Meeting: Dogs & Mosquitoes

Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 8:47 am
By: Karen Sherman
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- Charges were dropped last week and we talked with Dan Christensen last night about the case after the Humane Society of the United States and Second Chance Rescue Center raided his farm nearly a year ago.  So where are his dogs now?  We’re looking for answers.

– More flooding in Lake Poinsett and we’re also in Florence where they received four inches of rain.  The town is dealing with sewage in their basements.

– The City of Sioux Falls has been spraying for mosquitoes, but they’re not going down without a fight.  We’re talking to the city about their efforts and checking in on mosquito numbers.

Morning Meeting: Troopers, Sleeping and Mosquitoes

Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 9:00 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Things should be back to normal after a holiday weekend.  There are more faces in the newsroom, that’s for sure.

– We talked about more troopers on the highways over the holiday and are waiting on a final report on what their increased presence meant in terms of citations, etc.  On a related note, we’re curious whether the new-colored patrol cars mean they’re catching more speeders by surprise.  What do you think?

– There was quite a bit of discussion regarding a new study shows that students do better in certain areas when school starts a later in the morning.  We’re wondering if Sioux Falls middle schools have noticed this since they pushed back their start time for this year.

– A little bit on mosquitos and mosquito bites in today’s HealthBeat.  How do you treat mosquito bites?  Have you heard any mosquito myths?  Recent flooding seems to have made this area a haven for these guys to hang out.  Especially after a weekend of camping or spending time outside, a lot of you have probably been itching the past few days.