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Patrick Lalley

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.
Bison roam the Black Hills of South Dakota
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Social Media Spoiling Secret Black Hills Gems

My Weird Friend the Buffalo Maiden lives in Custer and operates a fine restaurant there. She loves the Black Hills with all its natural wonder. As a local, she's always known all the best places to go, the secret gems long coveted by the people who live and work there.

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How to Navigate Ticketmaster for Garth Brooks, or Any Other Concert

With all the fervor over Garth Brook's now nine concerts coming up in Sioux Falls in September, how to best buy tickets has become a point of conversation. Who better to tell us how to navigate Ticketmaster than My Weird Friend Mr. Hudson.

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One Man Watched All Six Garth Brooks Concerts in 1997

Back in 1997 -- when Garth Brooks invaded Sioux Falls the first time -- one man witnessed the entire thing. Former Argus Leader reporter Bob Keyes attended all six – we thought it was eight – concerts.

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