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.
Nothing Better Than a Clear Bike Trail After a Big Blizzard
Here's a good indication that we live in a bike city -- the trail system was plowed on Sunday afternoon following a blizzard that dumped more than a foot of wet snow on the city.
Good News on Trade Buried in Trump's Testy Week [OPINION]
President Donald Trump had quite a week. From the FBI searching his personal lawyer's office, to pardoning Scooter Libby, to the first early details of the James Comey book, to finishing up the week with launching a round of missiles into Syria, it's fair to say that, even for Trump, it wa…
City Election Results Signal Shift in Attitude [OPINION]
The results of the city election on Tuesday (April 10) were something of a repudiation of the current state of local government.
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.