Jerrid Sebesta, the former KARE 11 meteorologist, is back working the Twin Cities media beat, signing on with Bring Me The News, a few months after giving up the TV life to spend more time with his family.

He is the latest TV personality to give up the bright light in a need to balance work with family.

We posit that what we’re seeing here is a generational change for an industry — the news media — in which relationships, and practically everything else was sacrificed for what has traditionally constituted “success” in the business.

On his website, Sebesta writes extensively today about his decision to leave the Twin Cities and try to find something closer to family in South Dakota.

Nearly all of my time has been dedicated to enjoying my wife and children. Pretty much everyday included bike rides, walks and trips to pool along with my kids, in-laws, and nieces/nephews. I’ve had more family time and been to more family events this summer than previous years combined. In fact, my son and I are flying to Colorado this weekend for a family reunion…so excited!

I have seen my KIDS BE KIDS – playing in the garden, laugh, make up games, get dirty, learn how to ride bike, swim, rarely watch TV…all in a small-town, slow-paced environment – much like we were raised.

I’ve watched my son ABSOLUTELY come out of his shell. Beckham, being able to run, play, and roughhouse with his cousins on daily basis which have turned this kid into blooming little boy. Not to mention, I’ve been able put my beautiful daughter down for naps and bedtime EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT.

Essentially, this summer has represented the life we wanted while working at KARE11, but couldn’t get.

For now, Sebesta will do his new job from a farmhouse somewhere in southern Minnesota.

Meanwhile, there were changes this week at WCCO where morning regulars Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus asked off the brutal early-morning shift.

“My body doesn’t work as well at 3 a.m. as it does at 3 p.m. I’m grateful that we were able to figure out a solution that allowed me to better balance my personal life with my work life,” said Augustyniak.

Nyhus’ reasons for wanting off mornings is somewhat more fuzzy. She said she wanted a new challenge.

It’s not the first time in recent months that a TV personality has weighed the spotlight with the need for a life.

Reporter Edward Moody at WCCO cut to part-time work at the station in April, “so I could reconnect with my REAL life,” he told the Strib’s C.J. “I’d been hopping around the country for about a decade, and maybe two years ago I realized I’d basically missed 10 years of the lives of the people I love, chasing this dream. So now I’m using the extra time to be with my partner Up North and see my mom, aunt and grandmother more.”

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that authorities do not need a warrant to draw blood from a person suspected of drunk driving when a death is involved.

It’s the latest test of the issue following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that forbid warrantless searches if the search is based on concerns that alcohol in the blood will dissipate if police have to wait for a warrant.

The Minnesota court on Tuesday overturned a lower court ruling that tossed out the blood-drawn on Derek Stavish of Sartell, Minnesota, who was driving drunk in June 2012 and crashed his truck, killing an occupant.

Brent Lehnen, 19, of Albany, Minnesota, was killed when he was thrown out of the truck. Beer cans were strewn nearby and Stavish had a BAC of .20.

In his ruling today, Court of Appeals Judge James Harten said this case was different than the one on which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled because someone died.

Here, the sergeant was faced with a probable criminal vehicular homicide in one county, a probable perpetrator in need of medical treatment who had been transported to a hospital in another county, and the possibility that the perpetrator would be airlifted to a trauma center in a third county.

Because BAC must be measured within two hours of the time of driving, see Minn. Stat. § 169A.20, subd. 1(5) (2012), and because the medical treatment respondent would receive at the hospital could affect or invalidate his BAC, the sergeant was under time pressure to obtain respondent’s blood sample.

He was finally able to do so at 11:18 p.m., 50 minutes after law enforcement was first notified of the accident, and thus more than 50 minutes after the time respondent was driving.

In the Supreme Court case — known as McNeely — a man who was stopped for suspicion of drunk driving claimed being forced to give blood without a warrant violated his Fourth Amendment right.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, however, that authorities should consider the “totality” of the situation and not merely give police officers the authority to draw blood without a warrant anytime they suspect someone of driving under the influence.

Here’s the Minnesota Court of Appeals full opinion (.pdf file).

Anoka Blaine Airport on a busy weekend. Bob Collins/MPR News/file

Officials are searching the Anoka County-Blaine airport today, looking for Ty Hoffman, who is the subject of a nationwide arrest warrant after allegedly shooting former partner, Kelly Phillips, at a convenience store in Arden Hills last month. The new search was launched after police identified Hoffman as the man believed to have robbed the TCF Bank in Blaine on Sunday.

The concentration on a place where people store airplanes should revive an old — so far, unproven — accusation: that people live at smaller airports.

The non-aviation use of hangars at Metropolitan Airports Commission airports (there are six of them in the Twin Cities) led the state Legislative Auditor to investigate the practice in 2003, after the Pioneer Press reported that hangar owners had built all-the-comforts-of-home spaces that some people lived in. The hangars are also used for storage of non-aviation items — motor homes, for example.

The Legislative Auditor’s report, however, did not find evidence that people were living at the reliever airports.

We saw no indication of hangars being used as living quarters for tenants. Some tenants had fixed up areas inside their hangars for short-term accommodations. A media article reported that one tenant’s hangar contained a loft with a full kitchen, bath and a bed.

Following the article, MAC told the tenant not to reside there overnight and ordered removal of the bed. We saw no bed in the loft, and the tenant told us they rarely stayed there overnight.

One tenant that received written notification of inspection only allowed the Office of the Legislative Auditor access to one of its hangars since only that hangar had been cited for a previous problem. However, this tenant denied us access to four other hangars. The tenant contended that there was nothing to indicate a reasonable basis to believe that the premises were not being used appropriately.

Their argument was consistent with MAC’s inspection policy requirements and, therefore, we did not pursue gaining access to these hangars. In addition, MAC had conducted a compliance inspection of these hangars within the past year and had not identified problems. We think that routine inspections may deter inappropriate activity and suggested that MAC add or coordinate hangar use inspections …

But in larger hangars — they usually go for over $100,000 on the rare occasion when they’re sold — it’s unusual not to find living space, even if it’s only intended for a few hours during the day.

If Hoffman is eventually to have been discovered hiding out in one for the last month, it likely wouldn’t surprise a lot of pilots.