Don't Muzzle Free Speech for City Council Convenience [OPINION]
There’s been a fair amount of comment on the radio waves and elsewhere this week about public input at City Council meetings.
South Dakota Loses in a Trade War with China [OPINION]
Where did we think this tariff thing was going to go? The daily escalation of threats and saber rattling between the Trump Administration and China started with steel and aluminum and has -- predictably -- landed in the lap of South Dakota farmers.
New Restaurants in Sioux Falls; Get the Latest Additions
There are very few things that garner more attention than a new restaurant in Sioux Falls.
Different Folk Records Showcases Some of Sioux Falls' Best
I don't know that I've attended a concert with as much variety of local talent as the Different Strokes show on Saturday (March 24) at the Orpheum.
Sioux Falls City Council Diversity Statement Well Placed [OPINION
The Sioux Falls City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution in support of more inclusive community. These resolutions are generally meaningless, as they hold no authority to actually do anything.
Sioux Steel is Doing Downtown Development Right Way [OPINION]
It’s been clear for years that Sioux Steel would eventually move out of the spot just above Falls Park along the Big Sioux River, though they don’t necessarily have to.
Local Musicians on Different Folk Records Hosting Concert
Different Folk Records -- the local label supporting local acts -- is hosting a concert called Different Strokes on Sunday (March 24.) The show is at the Orpheum Theater on North Phillips Avenue, which is wonderful venue to see live music if you've not been there in awhile.
Misreading Sioux Falls Crime Rate Feeds Hysteria [OPINION]
You've probably already heard about the report of the skyrocketing crime rate in Sioux Falls. Take a breath. It's not what it appears.
South Dakota Gaining More People Than We Lose
They like us. They really like us. Or at least, people moving in the United States like us the 5th best.
Celebrate Pi and Pie with a Bike Ride or Run
There's a great event coming up this week for cyclists and runners. It's Pi(e) Day!
Secret Government Wins Again in Closed Pierre [OPINION]
I shouldn’t be surprised by the brazen efforts to keep the operation of South Dakota government in the dark. But it’s still stunning to see it expressed with such disregard for the greater good.
City Hall's Barrage of Facts over Noise Limits [OPINION]
City Hall must be getting a lot of flack over the controversy that's blown up over the recent noise complaint that led to Icon Lounge suspending live music at its downtown location. They must also have heard that a bunch of live music and entertainment aficionados and supporters plan to show up…
The Most Conservative and Liberal Cities in Polarized America
We always say the best government is that which is closest to the people. But do America's cities actually represent their constituents' politics or do power and influence rule the day at the local level?
Great Winter Entertainment Combo in Sioux Falls
February gets a little long, no surprise there. There are years when we get a reprieve from extended snow cover and temperatures rise above what we're used to. Then there's normal. Then there's 2018.
Good Job by Legislature in Forging Deal for Brewers [OPINION]
I’m occasionally critical of the South Dakota Legislature. I know that’s a shock to you all. But there are times when they get it right, straight up problem solving without fanfare or shouting.
Does a Training Ride Count if it Won't Post Online?
There's a fantastic virtual reality training program out there called Zwift. There's another program, Strava, where athletes can log and shared with friends.
Ride Your Bike to Sioux Falls Parks and Win Prizes
The Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Department has a fun way to explore the city this year. It's the "80 in 18" contest.
West-Side Dam Will Open for Bike Trail Extension this Year
There's good news for bikers, runners, and anybody else who uses the bike trail along the west side. The City of Sioux Falls is taking bids for an extension.
Anti-Islam Crusade Not Reflective of South Dakota [OPINION]
State Sen. Neal Tapio's latest attempt to demonize Islam was defeated in the South Dakota Senate last week. The Senate voted 19 to 16 against a resolution asking the federal government to identify the root causes of terrorism.
Sioux Falls Film Company Releases "Poor Mama's Boy"
I like having creative people on The Patrick Lalley Show whenever we can. That includes musicians and writers and photographers. Maybe surprising to people living here, it also includes filmmakers.