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.
West-Side Dam Will Open for Bike Trail Extension this Year
There's good news for bikers, runners, and anybody else who uses the bike trail along the west side. The City of Sioux Falls is taking bids for an extension.
Anti-Islam Crusade Not Reflective of South Dakota [OPINION]
State Sen. Neal Tapio's latest attempt to demonize Islam was defeated in the South Dakota Senate last week. The Senate voted 19 to 16 against a resolution asking the federal government to identify the root causes of terrorism.
Sioux Falls Film Company Releases ‘Poor Mama’s Boy’
I like having creative people on The Patrick Lalley Show whenever we can. That includes musicians and writers and photographers. Maybe surprising to people living here, it also includes filmmakers.
Open Government Emails to Fight Government Corruption [OPINION]
A committee in the South Dakota Legislature decided this week to keep their emails secret.
Mickelson Education Bills Undercut, Well Education [OPINION]
House Speaker Mark Mickelson is leading a campaign to undermine education in the state of south Dakota.
Rich Show Isn’t Done After Four Decades of Songwriting
We spent a lot of time last week on The Patrick Lalley Show talking about and with Rich Show in advance of the release of his retrospective "That was the Future, This is the Past."
Pride Wins Over Convenience While Shoveling Snow
The surprise blanket of snow over the weekend and the mini-storm we had last week have recently put the shovel in my hands more than I'd like.
Trade Deals Vital to South Dakota and Sioux Falls Economy [OPINION]
There are few federal policies that affect life on the ground in South Dakota more than trade agreements. Our fortunes here are tied directly to agriculture.
More Than One Million Uses Counted on Bike Trail in 2017
We're spoiled in the Best Little City in America. The bike trail system is truly unique. It's all parkland, and there are no street crossings.
The Arc of Rich Show’s Career Shines in City’s History [OPINION]
It's Rich Show Week on The Patrick Lalley Show. If you're not familiar with Rich, you should tune in. If you are, you know him to be perhaps the most-prolific songwriter and rock-n-roll frontman in Sioux Falls history.