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Patrick Lalley

Engagement editor and reporter - Sioux Falls

Patrick Lalley is the engagement editor and reporter for the Forum News Service in Sioux Falls. He is a Sioux Falls native, O'Gorman High School and University of South Dakota graduate, with 30 years of journalism experience in the Upper Midwest. Patrick covers the Sioux Falls and southeast South Dakota. He is an avid cyclist and plays tuba in the up-and-coming local band, The Brassholes. Patrick lives in Sioux Falls with his wife, two kids, two cats and more bikes that he will admit to. Reach him at

The pandemic curtailed resources for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Sioux Falls. Jessi Buer is fighting to revive the organization.
Katherine Escalante grew up as undocumented immigrant but now is a thriving college student.
Expanded supply of marijuana won't change the policies and practice of Sioux Falls Police Department
New anthology is a collection of more than 50 essays about the city.
Volatile natural gas prices are affected by war in Ukraine and fluctuating international markets.
Opponents of the ban focused attention on involvement of POET's leader, Jeff Broin. Shift in message personalized the outcome of the vote.
Voters rejected a measure to ban any new animal processing plants in the city limits. The timeline for Wholestone Farms' planned facility is uncertain.
Wholestone Farms' plans for a $500 million pork processing plant will move forward. Customer butcher shop is up and running but timeline for further development is unclear.
The Republican incumbent defeated Libertarian Collin Duprel in the race for South Dakota's lone seat.
Sioux Falls Republican is the second South Dakotan to win four terms in the Senate.