REPLAY: Patrick Lalley Show – KSOO 1000 AM – 4 PM

Not sure what I will be talking about, probably the upcoming primary. REPLAY.


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.31.18 at 4:22 pm


Sears is closing in Sioux Falls!! Do I now get double points for my store anchor closing at the Mall prediction for 2018?…… Gee, I hope my sink hole prediction never happens at Lake Lorraine…. 😉 (By the way, how’s the White House one coming along?)

#2 scott on 05.31.18 at 7:03 pm

i believe it was 30 years ago that the sears wing opened in the mall. look at all the empty business by the mall now. sf ford sits empty, and for sale. wasn’t this supposed to be the prime spot for new construction?
toys r us is closing along with younkers and sears. the district sits empty most nights of the week, except for wedding receptions. the new strip mall north of the mall only has a fast food place and one of 100 nail salons in town. this ain’t boom town anymore.

#3 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.31.18 at 9:18 pm

It was 30 years ago this summer that Sears moved to the Empire Mall, that is when the Mall completed the south wing. I believe they opened in June of ’88. And what are you going to replace all of these vacancies with, a call center, a megachurch, affordable housing units? (Or what I would call under paid, I want your money, and I can’t afford it)….

Perhaps the City could fund the placement of fake neon lights for these empty storefronts to give the impression that we are more than we are. Like they do in North Korea. I could envision store names like ‘Spatula City,’ ‘Yonkies,’ and ‘Gadgets”R”Us….. Let’s just put a Tesla sign at the old Ford site to just see what happens….

It’s all really sad, though. They say that the Supreme Court needs to rule in our favor to save main streets, but what about the malls? How does collecting sales taxes across state lines save our malls, when major retailers are closing because they cannot compete with the convenience of the “internets?”…. And in many ways aren’t the malls the real main streets of our larger cities?….Oh, I have the answer, maybe we need to open an other casino…. We could call it the Empire Mauling Casino, I mean Mall…. Ya, that’s the answer….. 😉

#4 Warren Phear on 06.01.18 at 6:19 am

The Argus has a article by Shelly Conlon on this issue. It does a good job of laying out the financial impact of most homes in the school district…for the first year. I understand the financial impact for a $185,000 home to be a mere $2 a month or $24 a year. Peanuts the school board would have us believe. How much after two years? How much after three years? How much after four years? Finally, how much after ten years? I would hope the Argus does a much more thorough job the next time they wade into influencing my vote, and my pocketbook.

One other point. Where the school board wants to place Jefferson High. Huge mistake. There is a reason why this land was gifted, and it is not a good one. It will prove to be a money pit, and regardless of how much money they throw at it, it will always be a detriment to the purpose of education. LEARNING.

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