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.
One Time, Riding Home On the Bike Trail
I see a lot of wildlife while riding on the bike trail system through the Sioux Falls Greenway. The best time is at dusk and dawn, when the critters are most active.
City Council Pressing for Answers on Siding Settlement is Encouraging [OPINION]
Several city councilors want Mayor Mike Huether’s administration make a presentation and answer questions about the once-secret-now-public settlement over the Premier Center siding.
Premier Center Settlement Reveals Mayor’s Struggle with Public Life and Truth [OPINION]
We found out last week that Mayor Mike Huether lied to us. That may seem a harsh assessment but I’m not sure how else to read the settlement the city was forced to release over the warped and bubbling silver siding at the Sanford Premier Center.
Greg Jamison Making Mayoral Bid Official on Monday
Calling it the worst kept secret in Sioux Falls does a disservice to real secrets. Greg Jamison plans to announce his formal bid for Sioux Falls Mayor at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn City Center. Nobody surrounding Jamison -- currently a state legislator -- has made any bones about the fact …
What We Should Talk About In Sioux Falls Mayor’s Race [OPINION]
I've heard a lot lately about all the people who are jumping into the Sioux Falls mayor's race. We're off to a fast start. It's only September after all, and we have eight candidates so far with some chatter that there will be more.
How to Avoid the Nasty Detour on the Sioux Falls Bike Trail
For the next six to eight weeks the Sioux Falls bike trail west of Cliff Avenue south of I-229 will be under construction. It's possible to avoid the official detour.
Time for a Public Education Campaign on Safe Streets [OPINION]
I’m still focused on safe streets and the reaction to the input from cyclists at the City Council meeting on Tuesday. The reaction in social media was, shall we say, typical. And also disheartening.
Be Safe, Look Right Before Turning Right, Here’s Why
During that P&L Statement on Friday I referenced the results of an hour of observation at the intersection of 10th Street and Minnesota Avenue by a member of the Falls Area Bicyclists, of which I'm also a member.
Police Stats Show Who Gets Tickets for Red-Light Turns at Dangerous Intersection
The most frequent violators of the no-turn-on-red rules at a busy intersection in Sioux Falls were overwhelmingly young, white male residents of Sioux Falls, according to data released to KSOO by the Sioux Falls Police Department.
Jolene Loetscher’s Bid for Sioux Falls Mayor Changes Complexion of Race [OPINION]
Former television reporter and advocate for victims of child abuse, Jolene Loetscher is holding a press conference on Friday to announce her bid for Mayor. It’s a bit of surprise but it’s rumbling around for a week or so now.