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.
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.
To Tweet or Not to Tweet — the Smackdown in Pierre
KSOO producer Dan Peters was following Twitter during The Patrick Lalley Show on Wednesday. "Uh oh," he said during a commercial break. "Stace Nelson and Deb Peters are fighting on Twitter."
How to Navigate Ticketmaster for Garth Brooks, or Any Other Concert
With all the fervor over Garth Brook's now nine concerts coming up in Sioux Falls in September, how to best buy tickets has become a point of conversation. Who better to tell us how to navigate Ticketmaster than My Weird Friend Mr. Hudson.
Congress Making a Mess of Health Care Debate [OPINION]
I've been critical of the handling of the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. There's no denying that. But things seem to be really spinning out of control at this point.
Matt Staab: Where In The Constitution Does It Say Health Care is a Right?
I've known Matt Staab for a long time. I interviewed a few times over the years -- way back when he was a city commissioner and I was editor at Tempest.
It’s Time for Urgency on Big Sioux River Quality [OPINION]
The Big Sioux River is a wonderful asset for Sioux Falls. The greenway is basically 30 miles of parks. It's time to take water quality seriously.
One Man Watched All Six Garth Brooks Concerts in 1997
Back in 1997 -- when Garth Brooks invaded Sioux Falls the first time -- one man witnessed the entire thing. Former Argus Leader reporter Bob Keyes attended all six – we thought it was eight – concerts.
I Like a Nice Pair of Leather Chaps as Much as the Next Guy, But at the White House? [OPIN…
The White House had a big shindig this week featuring American Made products. Part of the expo included something from each state. South Dakota? Chaps.
You May Not Believe This, But Theresa Stehly is Right [OPINION]
Loyal listeners of The Patrick Lalley Show may want to brace themselves for this: Theresa Stehly is right. Just let that hang there for a moment.
New Version of Health Care Reform Not Solving the Problems [OPINION]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a new version of the health care reform plan Thursday in an attempt to get 50 senators to agree how to move forward with their repeal of Obamacare. It's not looking good for the GOP.