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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.
Senate Democrats And Republicans Address Media After Weekly Policy Luncheons
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Allowing States to Waive Health Care Standards Sets Worrisome Trend [OPINION]

There is a theme in the health care debate that South Dakotans should pay attention to. Both the House and Senate plans allow states to get waivers for some elements of the plan – mental health coverage – or let insurance companies charge more – preexisting conditions.

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Mayor Mike Huether
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Mayor Mike Huether’s Pass Could Signal End to Political Ambition [OPINION]

Mayor Mike Huether’s announcement Thursday that he won’t run for the open U.S. House seat in 2018 scratches one possibility off the list of possible next steps. But it may also signal something greater: Maybe he’s done with politics altogether.

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SiouxFalls.Business, used with permission
SiouxFalls.Business, used with permission

Does This Thing Still Work? Recalling the Ernie November Record Club

It was a wonderful place, filled with new music, long rows of new vinyl and some cassettes. Posters, wall tapestry, sandals made from used tire treads and more.

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Sioux Falls Storm Clouds
Brandie Solway (Used with Permission)

Slow Burn of Storm Anxiety Part of Life in Sioux Falls

Here in the Best Little City in America we always seem to get a few hours warning of approaching storms allowing for the full media upheaval. I start having flashbacks to big storms of the past.

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South Dakota Motor Vehicle Division

New Dignity Plates a Wise, Wonderful Option for South Dakota Drivers

Beginning July 1 you can buy an alternative license plate featuring the image of the Dignity sculpture by Dale Lamphere that was put up recently near Chamberlain, overlooking the Missouri River.

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