Jill Johnson

Sioux Falls Business Named One Of The Best In Workplace Culture

Click Rain, Inc. CEO: 'This was a deliberately developed culture that we're really, really proud of.'

A business in Sioux Falls is being awarded for having one of the best workplace cultures in the country. Entrepreneur Magazine partnered with CultureIQ to find the best office cultures for small, medium-sized, and large businesses in America.  They named Click Rain, Inc. as number 16 on their list of top 50 small businesses. Many businesses consider a fun and…

U.S. Army Wants You More Than Ever

Military Branch Has Goal Of Adding 6,000 Additional Recruits In 2017

The United States Army is hiring. It’s using $300 million to add 6,000 more recruits this year; one of the biggest efforts to add soldiers in the same year since the Army eliminated the draft in 1973. “Do you know any jobs out there that are offering $20,000 cash bonuses right now? How bout $40 (thousand)?” asked Staff Sgt. Samuel…

City Of Sioux Falls Prepares For Major Snow Storm

Street And Utilities Manager: 'This is going to be wet.'

The City of Sioux Falls is gearing up for a major winter storm. Street crews are preparing for around a foot of heavy, wet snow with significant wind gusts in the mix. Street and Utilities Manager Galynn Huber says with the warm weather, city employees have been making sure the equipment is ready to go for snow. “The sanders, the…

Finding The Perfect Baby Name: A Sioux Falls Mother Can Help With That

Eleanor Turner Authors Book Of Baby Names Read Across The World Each Year

Some parents know right away, others can’t decide until their child is born. We’re talking about baby names; one of the hardest decisions parents make. But one Sioux Falls mom has been helping moms and dads since 2010. KDLT’s Jill Johnson introduces us to Eleanor Turner, a mother of three who authors a book of Baby Names read across the…

Minnehaha Co. Sheriff Opposes Concealed Carry Permit Bill Sent To House Floor

Bill's Main Sponsor Says People Who Are Denied Permits Won't Get Rid Of Guns

A South Dakota House Committee recently approved a bill that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. The bill passed through the State Affairs Committee in a 7 to 6 vote Wednesday, sending it to the house floor. Todd Epp of Harrisburg said, “I probably fired a rifle when I was seven or eight years old…

Widow Of Murdered Correctional Officer Has Case Heard By SD Supreme Court

It’s been nearly six years since the murder of Correctional Officer Ronald ‘RJ’ Johnson during a failed escaped attempt by two inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. Tuesday, his wife’s appeal of a wrongful death lawsuit against the South Dakota Department of Corrections was heard in front of the state Supreme Court. About a year after Ronald Johnson’s murder,…

64-Year-Old Woman Killed In First Fire Fatality In Sioux Falls In More Than 3 Years

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue believes smoking materials ignited the house fire that took the life of a 64-year-old woman over the weekend. Police say Karanne Kaye Miller was killed in the blaze; the first fire related fatality in the city in more than three years. “When we got there, there was very little, actually no fire showing other than when…

Accident Or Arson? Fire Inspector Explains How They Make The Determination

Nine Vehicles Have Been Damaged By Fire Since Sunday, Two Have Been Ruled Arson

Sioux Falls Fire investigators have been busy after several car fires in less than a week. At least nine vehicles have been damaged since Sunday. Some of them were no accident. Two of the vehicle fires have been declared arson, while the cause of the others are still under investigation. KDLT’s Jill Johnson tells us how fire inspectors make those…

Sioux Falls Church Hopes To Promote Unity Through Yard Signs

A Sioux Falls church is encouraging others to spread a message of unity. Through yard signs, the church’s pastor hopes that people of all backgrounds see that they’re welcome in our city. The pastor says it’s especially important now with how the divided the country has become. It was nearly two weeks ago that President Donald Trump issued an executive…

Senior Project Provides Hands On Experience, Takes Two Iowa Teens Back In Time

Two northwest Iowa teens are taking a trip back in time after an old tractor was donated to their high school. In the process of restoring the piece of machinery to its former beauty, the students are getting hands on experience and a history lesson. With just one look, it’s easy to see that this machine has seen better days….

South Dakota Senators Vote To Confirm Trump’s Pick For Secretary Of Education

SDEA President, Sioux Falls Residents Express Their Concern About Betsy DeVos

After weeks of controversy, Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education has been confirmed. In a 50-50 tie in the U.S. Senate, Mike Pence cast the tie breaking vote Tuesday morning; the first Vice President to ever cast the deciding vote confirming a cabinet nominee. After a 24 hour marathon session, Senate Democrats couldn’t convince enough Republicans…

Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Suspects In Sioux Falls Casino Robbery

Police have released surveillance photos from a robbery that took place at a Sioux Falls business Friday morning. Police say that two people, a man and a woman, entered the Happy Jack’s Casino on East Arrowhead Parkway shortly after 7 a.m. They say both had handguns.  One of the suspects went into a back office and ordered the two clerks…

Sioux Falls Arson Victim On Vehicle Fires: ‘The flames rolled up over the top’

Police Label Two Vehicle Fires As Arson, Believe They Could Be Connected

Sioux Falls Police believe two vehicles fires they responded to Sunday morning were intentionally set. Police say the arsons occurred just blocks away from one another and within hours of each other, leading them to believe that they could be connected. “My son came in the house and screamed ‘Mom, mom, dad get up. Your truck’s on fire.’” It was…

Behind All The Red: National Wear Red Day Shines Spotlight On Heart Health In Women

For the last 14 years, everyone from celebrities to news anchors have been sporting red on the first Friday in February. National Wear Red Day was created by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to raise awareness about heart disease in women. But why women? Heart Disease is the number one killer in women,…

Sioux Falls Mayor Announces Top 10 Wins For City In 2016

Number One On Mayor's List: City Government Lived Within Its Means

Each year, Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether puts together a list of ‘Top 10 Wins’ for the city. In 2016, the new Midco Aquatic Center, City Administration Building and the success of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center all made the cut, but his number one might surprise you. “The number one win for the City of Sioux Falls in 2016…

EB-5 Director Pleads Guilty To Misusing State Funds; Sentenced To Probation

It was in March of last year that Bollen was charged with five felony counts related to financial misconduct involving the EB-5 program. Nearly a year after his arrest, as part of a plea agreement, Bollen pleaded guilty to one of those charges. “Mr. Bollen came into court. He admitted wrongdoing. He accepted responsibility,” said South Dakota Attorney General Marty…

Insurer On National Health Insurance Exchange: Marketplace Is Safe In 2017

Throughout his Presidential campaign, Donald Trump vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. According to the Congressional Budget Office, a partial repeal could increase the number of uninsured Americans to 18 million. They say a full repeal could increase that number to 32 million within 10 years. Now that Trump has been officially sworn…

Parole Absconders From Sioux Falls Arrested In Lyman County, SD

Police say two parole absconders from Sioux Falls are now behind bars. Police say 28-year-old Nathaniel Johnson and 29-year-old William Fralick left early Thursday morning, but were later arrested two hours west of Sioux Falls. They say deputies from Lyman County received a tip that the two were at a gas station in Reliance. Police believe they stole a running…