Posts Tagged ‘school’

Morning Meeting: Back To School

Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 at 9:24 am
By: Karen Sherman
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It’s back to school for area students and it’s back to work for me on a busy Monday.  Today, we’re covering that early start of school and giving a reminder on traffic in school zones. We’re also checking out a program that was meant to ease the transition for students heading to middle school.  We’ll show you how it worked.

Sturgis is officially over, but some vendors are sticking around trying to get rid of merchandise.  Look for some big discounts if you’re in the area.

We’re talking to people on Sioux Falls’ east side about a proposed plan to allow hunters to help thin the deer population with a bow and arrow.  How do you feel about allowing hunting within city limits?

Morning Meeting: Back-To-School Blues

Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 at 8:43 am
By: Karen Sherman
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With school starting soon, how do you get your kids back into their regular sleep schedule?  Do you have any tips or tricks?  Tonight on HealthBeat, we’ll show you how to ease the early morning wake up call.

Summer may be coming to a close for area students, but construction is still alive and well throughout the state and the city of Sioux Falls.  Monday, crews are set to start work on Russell Street from the Big Sioux River bridge to Minnesota Avenue — AND Minnesota Avenue from Russell Street to 18th Street.  We’ll have a preview of this project and updates on the others.

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We didn’t get as much rain as predicted last night, so we’re talking to the City about how this should help get things back to normal in the sanitary sewer system, which has had issues the past couple weeks.

Morning Meeting: DUI Numbers

Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 9:14 am
By: Karen Sherman
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After an accident on I-229 where officials say a 28-year-old woman was driving drunk and going the wrong way down the interstate, we’re looking into DUI numbers and repeat offenders.  Tammy Kvasnicka was charged with her third DUI among other charges, and we’re curious about state statistics involving repeat offenders.

A couple streets are under construction starting this week, including a three-block stretch of 21st Street.  That’s going on until September.  Another project is on 8th Street, and we’ll tell you about that tonight.

We have details on the Sioux Falls School District’s budget plan, which includes a new opt-out.

And, if that wasn’t enough, we were joined by meteorologists Jay Trobec and Brian Karstens this morning.  They briefed us on the risk for severe weather in the northeastern part of the state.  Make sure you stay with KELOLAND TV and KELOLAND.com for the latest.

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.