I grew up on the North End of Sioux Falls, one in a long line of Lalleys who still hold ground around Terrace Park. I graduated from O'Gorman High School and the University of South Dakota. Following college, I was fortunate to spend more than two decades in journalism in South Dakota and Iowa. I love the give and take of good civic discourse, history and politics. To gain some sort of perspective on the world, I try to read books, primarily fiction for true perspective. My musical tastes were formed primarily obscure -- to most people -- pop and punk music from the '80s and '90s, though in truth any sort of jangly, smart pop music can get my attention.
A Message from Sioux Falls for President Donald Trump
I had this message for President Donald Trump on the Patrick Lalley Show on Friday: The president of the United States is Sioux Falls right now, at least that was the plan. About the only way you’d know is that you probably can’t drive on Minnesota or Russell from the airport to the co…
It’s Getting to be That Time of Year (Hint: Cyclocross)
Fall is cyclocross season. While it's not fall just yet, it's close. Which means 'cross is coming.
Rotary Park Reconstruction Includes Substantial Bridge
It's been a challenging summer for the crews working on the new Rotary Park near the intersection of Southeastern Avenue and East 26th Street.
There’s a Lot We Don’t Know About Political Campaign Polls
Voters, beware campaign polling. We're coming up on the meat of the mid-term elections and you're starting to see news on polls.
Cross is Coming — Things are About to Get Ugly
I'm not going to lie to you people. I've been in better shape. But I decided a couple months ago that I wasn't going to obsess about it going into this year's cyclocross season. I'm just going to go out there and race no matter what actual training I get in.
Connections in Copper Lounge Collapse Open Door to Dark Corners [OPINION]
The latest turn in the Village on the River project in downtown Sioux Falls was announced by Mayor Paul TenHaken last week.
Total Cost of Sioux Falls School District Bond a Legitimate Question [OPINION]
The debate over a $190 million bond vote to build some new schools in Sioux Falls is heating up. It's a big number that has raised eyebrows in the city, to be sure.
Local Farms the Best Way to Fill Your Food Supply
For reasons that are pretty much lost to the dim mists of history, JP and I decided to go vegetarian to ring in 2018. We're still going.
Schwinn Varsity Rehab Project Comes Full Circle… Sort Of
A couple weeks ago I wrote about an accidental obsession of mine: Rebuilding an old Schwinn Varsity.
Bike Packing Adventure Leads to Luverne, And It Was Awesome
I've been trying to do more bike packing recently. It's a marvelous way to disconnect and explore the backroads and haunts of the area around Sioux Falls. And you generally don't have to go that far to find great experiences.