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.
Sioux Falls Retains Bronze Ranking as Bicycle Friendly City
Sioux Falls transportation planner Sam Trebilcock was on The Patrick Lalley Show on Wednesday talking about our status as a bicycle friendly city.
Christine Erickson Running for Re-election to City Council
City Councilor Christine Erickson said this week that she's running for re-election. This wasn't a surprise to anybody.
Run for Food Continues to Grow Since Humble Start; Tops $40k This Year
Jeff Smith and Rob Sevold started the Run For Food at The Banquet on a Thanksgiving morning run. The next year they raised $1,000. This year it's $40,000.
One Bad Fashion Decision and You’re Marked for Life
We’ve been talking on the Patrick Lalley Show about the downtown hotel and parking ramp proposal. I've been reflecting on the transformation of downtown.
Hotel and Parking Ramp Plan is Good for Downtown [OPINION]
The announcement on Wednesday of a public/private partnership to develop a downtown block is an exciting and positive step for Sioux Falls. There will be plenty of discussion surrounding the finances of the deal -- valued at $50 million -- including the parking ramp, hotel and retail space. Notably,…
Yes, In Fact, I Will Eat Pretty Much All the Indian Food You Put in Front of Me
I saw an interesting item posted on SiouxFalls.Business, the site founded by Jodi Schwan, friend of the The Patrick Lalley Show. There’s a new Indian restaurant opening in what was Moe’s at 41st St. and Western.
Facebook Live is Not Kind with the Screen Grabs From KSOO Studio
You've got an extra 60 seconds. So click here for an entertaining stroll through the screen grabs from the various Facebook Live events we've done at INFORMATION 1000 KSOO over the past several months.
Forget the Foo Fighters (Not Really) and Catch a Show at One of Sioux Falls’ Small Venues
I'm not going to the Foo Fighters concert in Sioux Falls on Saturday night. Not because I don't think it will be a great show -- pretty sure it will be -- but the big venues just aren't for me.
It’s Cranksgiving Time — Ride Your Bike and Help Feed the Hungry
It's an odd name, to begin with. But once you figure out that Cranksgiving is a bike event to collect food to feed people, it all comes into focus. This Saturday (Nov. 11) is Cranksgiving in Sioux Falls. Registration starts at noon. Riders leave at 1 p.m. and it ends at 3 p.m. There is a team e…
Frosty CX in LeMars Last Race in the Local Cyclocross Season
This coming weekend is the last weekend of cyclocross racing in the Sioux Falls area. Fortunately, it's a big one.