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.
In Today’s Political Climate, What is a Moderate? [OPINION]
What is a moderate and what do they believe in today's political climate?
How a Bike Saved My Life
People ask me all the time why I ride my bike to work. The answer is always pretty simple: I needed to change my life.
Wes Eisenhauer of Soulcrate Music Tells a Joke
Whenever possible -- and they agree to it -- we have guests on The Patrick Lalley Show tell a joke.
The Best Place to Watch the Eclipse May Be Your Computer
The solar eclipse coming up on Monday, Aug. 21, will be an awe-inspiring experience. Unless you're not in the fabled "Path of Totality," which will pass through Nebraska, so it's not too far away. Or if it's cloudy.
Business Defections from Trump Panel Signals Power of Economics [OPINION]
I take solace in the defection of corporate leaders from a panel organized by President Trump in response to his comments following the violence in Virginia.
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.
Brian Allen, News Anchor at KSFY-TV, Tells a Joke
A few weeks ago we started asking our guests to tell us a joke after our interviews. We do it off air after we're all done with the show.
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.
Local, National Economy Focus of Fed Official Visit Next Week
Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Fed, was on The Patrick Lalley Show on Tuesday talking about national and regional economic conditions.
Introducing the Guest Joke on The Patrick Lalley Show
Our new feature on The Patrick Lalley Show -- or after really -- where we ask guests to tell us a joke.