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.
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is This Sunday
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Days is this Sunday (Oct. 8) at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls. The local event is part of a nationwide effort supported by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
Booneman Says: Let’s Have Sculling on Covell Lake
On Monday's Weird Friends segment on The Patrick Lalley Show, The Booneman had what I consider to be a brilliant idea. Sculling on Covell Lake.
We Live the Good Life in Sioux Falls
We all go through trying times. Ups and downs. There are days where it all seems to be for naught. That no matter what you do, you can’t get ahead, you can’t solve whatever problem is facing you, there doesn’t seem to be a way through the fog.
Steve Hildebrand in the Race for Sioux Falls Mayor? What a Wild Ride [OPINION]
Former Obama campaign aid Steve Hildebrand said in an interview on The Patrick Lalley Show that he is seriously considering a run for Sioux Falls mayor.
Irish Tradition is Alive and Well Thanks to Sioux Falls Ceili Band, McNally’s
The 5-piece traditional Irish group has a standing gig the first and third Thursday of every month at McNally’s Irish Pub in Sioux Falls.