Jill Johnson

Pharmacist Weighs In On Senate Bill Aimed To Curb Controlled Substance Abuse

A South Dakota Senate Committee passed a bill Wednesday in an effort to help curb controlled substance abuse. Under the bill, that effort would fall on the shoulders of doctors and pharmacies. But as KDLT’s Jill Johnson explains, many of them are already doing their part. “Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, OxyContin, to a lesser extent Tramadal.” Pharmacist Dan Peterson says some people…

March Held For Child Victim Before Foster Mother Sentenced In His Death

Family members and friends wanted to make sure that justice was served for the 2-year-old child who was killed in January of last year as a result of a traumatic brain injury. A group made signs that read ‘Justice for Miles’. They marched from Tower Park on North Main Avenue to the Minnehaha County Courthouse on North Dakota Avenue before…

PREMIER Center Beats Out Regional Venues In Touring Ticket Sales

Pollstar Magazine Ranked The Events Center At #88 In The World In 2016

For the second year in a row, 2016 Pollstar Magazine ranks the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in the top 100 in the world when it comes to touring ticket sales. The PREMIER Center jumped 12 spots from the year before for ticket sales, coming in at number 88 in 2016. The Denny sold nearly 171,000 tickets last year, compared to…

Sioux Falls Murder Suspect’s Bond Set At $1 Million

The man accused of murdering a Sioux Falls woman on New Years Day appeared in court for the first time. The judge set 25-year-old Joshua LeClaire’s bond at $1 million dollars. In court, Joshua LeClaire asked for a court appointed attorney where he was also read his charges Tuesday afternoon. LeClaire is charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder as…

Video Identifies SF Murder Suspect: ‘It shows him as the only person to enter and leave.’

25-Year-Old Man Charged In Stabbing Death Of Sioux Falls Woman On New Year's Day

A 25-year-old man is facing 1st and 2nd degree murder charges as well as two counts of 1st degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Sioux Falls woman. Police found her body nearly a week after they believe she died. Sioux Falls Police say the city’s first homicide investigation of 2017 began Friday night. That’s when they got a…

District Doesn’t Want Another Vote: ‘Folks get really emotional when you talk about the school calendar.’

Superintendent Asking For Public Input For 2018-2019

While it may not impact the community for a couple of years, the Sioux Falls School District is already thinking about the 2018-2019 school year. The calendar won’t be set in stone until April, but given it’s controversial past, the district is asking for public input. Sioux Falls School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher said, “It impacts family time, and…

Child Abuse: How And When Health Professionals Report Possible Cases

Within the last year, we’ve reported on at least a half a dozen child abuse cases in Minnehaha County, where a child was seriously injured or killed at the hands of an adult. Recently, we told you about the arrest of 27-year-old Glenn Wanna Jr., he is accused of breaking a baby’s arm. First described as an accident, doctors determined…

Sanford Health Home To New Stem Cell Clinical Trial

First Of Its Kind Clinical Trial In The U.S. Will Focus On Healing Shoulder Injuries

Sanford Health is home to a new FDA-approved clinical trial. The trial includes using the body’s natural healing process to treat shoulder injuries; the first of its kind in the United States. “Most people will say it feels like their shoulder has a tooth ache. It’s a dull achy pain that won’t go away,” said Sanford Health Orthopedic Surgeon Dr….

City of Sioux Falls To Harvest 50 Deer In 2017

139 Deer Killed Last Year By Cars In The City

For the third year in a row, Sioux Falls Police and Animal Control will harvest deer within city limits. As part of a deer management plan, they have removed 75 deer in the northeast and southeast parts of the city in the last two years. This year, South Dakota game, Fish and Parks has given them the green light to…

USD Student Practicing Her Wave, Will Appear On Float At Rose Parade

A University of South Dakota student was chosen to ride on one of 40 floats in the Tournament of Roses Parade. She will be representing the Occupational Therapy profession in celebration of its 100th Anniversary. For months, even years, organizations across the nation raise money and create floats for the Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. “I think it’s going…

South Dakota’s Largest Lifestyle Centre: Plans For Live, Work, Play Booming At Lake Lorraine

Mike Van Buskirk: "The attention it's getting is just amazing."

A commercial development on the west side of Sioux Falls is booming with plans for future businesses. The developers say the 85-acre site near 26th Street and Marion Road will not only feature national and local retailers, but lofts, restaurants, and hotels. “The attention it’s getting is just amazing,” said Van Buskirk Companies Director of Land Development Mike Van Buskirk….

SF Police: During Fight, Man Hit Girlfriend Over The Head With Board

Sioux Falls Police are searching for the man they say hit his girlfriend over the head with a 2 x 4. According to police, the 46-year-old was fighting with his 48-year-old girlfriend Monday night into the early morning hours Tuesday. They say the woman was walking up some stairs when the suspect grabbed the board and hit her on top…