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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.
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Allowing States to Waive Health Care Standards Sets Worrisome Trend [OPINION]

There is a theme in the health care debate that South Dakotans should pay attention to. Both the House and Senate plans allow states to get waivers for some elements of the plan – mental health coverage – or let insurance companies charge more – preexisting conditions.

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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.

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