Jill Johnson

Marsy’s Law May Prevent Law Enforcement From Releasing Information

When we report on a crime, we try to give you as much information as possible. Sometimes that can be harder to do because law enforcement in South Dakota can’t release certain details. Many times, it’s up to South Dakota law. And now a new Constitutional Amendment on the books could change the way we deliver news.

Transgender Bathroom Battle Continues With Filed Petition

"There's other ways to handle it other than throwing opposite genders together"

The debate over which bathroom transgender students should use at school has resurfaced in South Dakota.Earlier this year, Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed a bill that would require students to use the room aligned to the sex they were born.But now, one man from Box Elder wants voters to have the final say in 2018.

Canton Coffee Shop Aims To Include All, Even Those With Disabilities

Owner: "just bring a little understanding to the table"

Location and price are what most business owners consider before opening up shop.But for one Canton mom, focusing on a place where her daughter fits in and is welcomed, was the number one priority.”We love coffee shops and we were always running to Sioux Falls because there wasn’t one here,” says Carla Lems.

Those Against DAPL Celebrate Small Victory, Continue To Fight

Around 100 protestors took to the Streets of Sioux Falls

The Army Corps of Engineers once again has delayed construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.Those in the Sioux Empire against the $3.8 billion dollar project, call this a small victory.But the fight isn’t over yet, which is why around 100 people took to the streets of Sioux Falls Tuesday night to protest.

After Near Drowning, CPR Experts Talk About Kids Stepping In To Help

We bring you a story of two children in trouble and others who stepped in to help. Sioux Falls Police say a 9 and 12-year-old boy nearly drowned in an indoor pool at an apartment complex on the east side of town. Luckily, other children who witnessed the event knew what to do, which CPR experts say isn’t uncommon.

SF Church Group Shares Experience At Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

Pastor On Visit: 'The camp is incredibly clean, incredibly peaceful.'

A group of church members in Sioux Falls just returned from North Dakota where they were supporting those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The group brought firewood and other supplies to a camp occupied by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to help them last through the winter. KDLT’s Jill Johnson shares their experience inside the camp.

Libertarian VP Candidate Campaigns In Sioux Falls

Former Gov. Bill Weld: 'We think we have the best platform of the big three'

The Presidential campaign trail made its way to South Dakota again Wednesday, this time on behalf of the Libertarian party. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld stopped in Sioux Falls for about an hour, stumping for his running mate Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico.

EROS Helping In Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts

International Charter Allows Them To Help Agencies Collect Imagery

Last week, Hurricane Matthew hit several islands in the Caribbean, taking its toll on several states in the U.S. as well. While South Dakota is thousands of miles away from the affected areas, a government agency in the state plays a very important role in responding to these types of disasters.

Noem, Hawks Square Off In U.S. House Debate

Two candidates focusing on the issues instead of insults; i’s not the kind of debate we’re used to seeing lately, but that’s what happened when the two women running for U.S. House squared off in Sioux Falls Monday. Republican Incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Paula Hawks spoke for about an hour in front of the Downtown Rotary.