Total Cost of Sioux Falls School Bond a Fine Question [OPINION]
The debate over a $190 million bond vote to build some new schools in Sioux Falls is heating up. It's a big number that has raised eyebrows in the city, to be sure.
Local Farms the Best Way to Fill Your Food Supply
For reasons that are pretty much lost to the dim mists of history, JP and I decided to go vegetarian to ring in 2018. We're still going.
Schwinn Varsity Rehab Project Comes Full Circle... Sort Of
A couple weeks ago I wrote about an accidental obsession of mine: Rebuilding an old Schwinn Varsity.
Bike Packing Adventure Leads to Luverne, And It Was Awesome
I've been trying to do more bike packing recently. It's a marvelous way to disconnect and explore the backroads and haunts of the area around Sioux Falls. And you generally don't have to go that far to find great experiences.
Bike Trail Challenge Raises Nearly $7,000 To Build Tuthill Trails
The Falls Area Bicyclists held the Sioux Falls Trail Challenge on Saturday, June 30, to get people out riding bikes, running or skating our city's 20 mile loop.
Jason Isbell Roadtrip Reminder that Saturday in the Park is Great
Jason Isbell has played in Sioux Falls three times, the latest about a year ago at the Pavilion. Before that, it was two shows at the Orpheum, a pretty small venue, though I enjoy it very much.
Schwinn Varsity Flashback Turned Weekend Obsession
One day about five or six years ago I ran into a guy in the old Black Sheep Coffee who was selling an old Schwinn Varsity.
Compromise on City Council Public Input is a Good Deal [OPINION]
The compromise forged over the gurgling controversy of open public input at Sioux Falls City Council meetings is a good one.
Back in the Race -- and It's Not Pretty
There was a lot of excited talk on The Patrick Lalley Show the last couple weeks about the potential -- and then stark reality -- of me entering the DakotaMan Triathlon at Wall Lake on Saturday.
Zero-Tolerance Without Logistics a Political Disaster [OPINION]
Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers in a tweet last week that trying to craft a deal on immigration, even minor adjustments, is a waste of time. It’s disappointing because we need to do something. For far too long, going back decades, we have faced this immigration dilemma. The truth is th…
The Big Band Version of Violet is a Special Experience
Anybody that listens to the Patrick Lalley Show knows I'm a Rich Show fanboy. That's because he's the most prolific writer of quality rock-n-roll songs in Sioux Falls history. This is an indisputable fact.
Adventure Bikepacking Without Ever Leaving the Metro
Last summer JP and I took a bikepacking trip to Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne, Minn. We had a lovely time and Blue Mounds is a great place to hang out for awhile. Then we talked about it all winter.
Clearinghouse for Data on Sioux Falls Now Available
Want to learn more about Sioux Falls? I mean really learn, like get down into the data, parse the subsets and all that?
Cut the Kitty's Nails for Best Results
We have twin sister cats. They're about nine months old. Both beautiful grey tabbies with hints of orange on their tummies.
Neighbors Could Lead Us Out of Two-Party Gridlock [OPINION]
I talk about David Brooks of the New York Times quite a bit on the Patrick Lalley Show. That's because he's very good.
Sioux Falls School Plan Has Big Sticker Shock [OPNION]
The task force charged with assessing the building needs of the Sioux Falls Public School District released their report last week. And it was a doozy.
Trail Running is a Great Escape and Grueling Challenge
I've been running for fitness, recreation and competition for several years. Admittedly, I came to it late, after my 40th birthday somewhere. But now I've done marathons and Ironmans and in the past few years, trail running.
Just So You Know, Here's the No-Mow Explanation [OPINION]
A couple weeks ago I wrote about how the City of Sioux Falls lets the grass grow tall along the Big Sioux River and some other parks in order to filter storm run-off.
Several Events Scheduled for Bike to Work Week
It's Bike to Work Week starting Monday (May 14) in Sioux Falls and across the nation.
Time to Think About How We Landscape Sioux Falls [OPINION]
The City of Sioux Falls started using unmowed strips along the Big Sioux River several years ago to help improve water quality.