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Patrick Lalley

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.
By Patrick Lalley, KSOO-AM
By Patrick Lalley, KSOO-AM

Valerie Schonewill of Sioux Falls Human Relations Office Tells a Joke

Valerie Schonewill is a human relations specialist with the City of Sioux Falls Human Relations Office, part of the City Attorney's Office, which supports the Human Relations Commission.

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By Dan Peters, KSOO
By Dan Peters, KSOO

The Guest Joke: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin edition

Producer Dan Peters and I have been asking our guests if they want to tell a joke. It started with the My Weird Friends Segment, where The Booneman, Common Man and Buffalo Maiden have offered jokes at the end of their appearances.

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Bison roam the Black Hills of South Dakota
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Social Media Spoiling Secret Black Hills Gems

My Weird Friend the Buffalo Maiden lives in Custer and operates a fine restaurant there. She loves the Black Hills with all its natural wonder. As a local, she's always known all the best places to go, the secret gems long coveted by the people who live and work there.

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