Blaise Keller

Working With Da Vinci To Be Better Surgeons

  With three to four arms, small pincers and a high definition camera, this machine looks like something out of a science fiction movie. But it’s actually helping doctors save patients lives and Thursday afternoon, students at O’Gorman High School got a hands on experience, using this machine. “The way you move it, it’s so smooth that it’s like easy…

From Mitchell To Uganda

DWU Students Work With Villages In Community Development

  For a handful of students at Dakota Wesleyan, their winter break was spent thousands of miles away… not on a vacation but on a special mission trip to Uganda.  For some, it was their first time leaving the country, for others it was not… but for all, it was an experience that they’ll cherish forever. “I… cried a little…

Serving Up More Food Choices, Less Empty Stomachs

  Good news for some parents in Mitchell, more kids are eating and enjoying school lunch. It wasn’t always that way… and the positive change is thanks to one woman’s idea. These days… when the bell rings for lunch at Mitchell Middle School more and more kids are filling up their trays… As well as their stomachs. “She wants to…

Daugaard Discusses Meth Epidemic, IM 22 In Sioux Falls

  Following his State of the State address in Pierre earlier in January, Governor Dennis Daugaard was in Sioux Falls Monday afternoon discussing the address with members of the Sioux Falls Rotary Club. Amazon collecting sales tax within the state and agriculture were discussed along with more in depth discussions about how the state is going to combat the meth…

One Dead Following Early Sunday Morning Crash

  Around 4:20am, a 2017 International truck tractor went off the roadway, hit the guard rail and fell onto Minnesota Avenue hitting another car while traveling northbound on Interstate 229. The driver of the truck, a 43 year old male, was pronounced dead at the scene while the 23 year old female in a 2015 Chrysler 300, sustained only minor…

Let’s Talk Safe Sex At USD

According to the most recent data from the South Dakota Department of Health, in 2016, they saw the most chlamydia cases ever in one year as well as the most gonorrhea cases since the 1980s. Because of that information, in a partnership with Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota is taking steps to make sure that their students are…

Man’s Best Friend Saved, Thanks To Blood Transfusions

Like any pet owner would, one Sioux Falls family noticed their dog was sick and rushed him to the vet. There, veterinarians determined the dog needed a life-saving procedure… one that isn’t given to pets too often. “Maleako is a very laid back dog… you can’t really get a lot of emotion out of him at all. He’s very ‘go…

2016 Traffic Fatalities Down, Not Wearing Seat Belts Lead Cause

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says fewer people are dying on South Dakota roadways. Even though the number of traffic fatalities reached one hundred and fifteen last year, it’s down compared to 2015 and the highway patrol says… it can be even lower by doing just one thing. “Even though 2016 was a better a better year, we can call…

Sioux Falls Businessman Wants To Bring Renewable Energy To Businesses

One business owner in Sioux Falls says businesses in the area can cut their energy usage and he can help… by using only the wind and the sun. “I’ve always been interested in, you know, renewable energy but back in the 70s and 80s it never made sense; it never paid for itself so it wasn’t a good investment.” That’s…

December House Fires Double From 2015

Red Cross Says Majority Caused By Electricity

It took almost an hour for three dozen firefighters, four support vehicles and eight fire trucks to put out a house fire, Christmas night, in western Sioux Falls. The Red Cross was able to help the family whose home has extensive smoke and fire damage. This fire is one of several that have happened just this month and the Red…