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Community-Wide Impacts of Miller Grocery Still Evident, Four Years Later

The intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 45 in South Dakota is neither just a stopping point on the journey from Huron to Pierre, nor the site of two historical steer statues that mark the gateway to Miller, a town of 1,366 people. Since 2018, this intersection has been the site of Kessler’s of Miller, a grocery store cherished by the community as the domino that has since kicked off a flurry of business activity in Miller, home to the Hand County seat.

By |2023-04-26T14:58:13+00:00September 28, 2022|News & Notes|0 Comments

Rural Education Investments Help Students Stay in School

Children in communities far and wide are heading back to school, including Oglala Lakota students in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. But for this community, which sees approximately 75 percent of students leave the public school system between eighth grade and high school graduation, student retention is hopefully on the upswing due to the arrival of Lakota Tech High School, a career and technical education school.

By |2023-04-26T14:59:22+00:00September 28, 2022|News & Notes|0 Comments

RuralX 2022 Facilitates Conversations on Loving Where You Live

What does it mean to truly love where you live? Sometimes it’s an outward expression, like we see on “I Love NY” sweatshirts. Other times, it’s an inner meditation that we repeat to ourselves in moments when our minds and our hearts are missing a place that’s no longer our home. And still other instances, it’s a passionate resolve to put in the work necessary to make our places something meant to be loved.

By |2023-04-25T14:44:48+00:00June 22, 2022|News & Notes|0 Comments

Dakota Resources’ Thriverr Platform Facilitates Collaboration, Community

In his letter to rural shapers at the end of 2021, Dakota Resources President Joe Bartmann talked about one big initiative in 2022: launching Thriverr, a platform that will house the Learning Network for years to come. Today, we’re checking in with Dakota Resources Learning Network Orchestrator and Community Coach Mike Knutson to share how Thriverr is making relationship-building and collaboration possible. We hope that you enjoy this Q&A.

By |2023-04-26T18:03:49+00:00June 22, 2022|News & Notes|0 Comments

Leadership is a Verb: A Leadership South Dakota Q&A with Ali Sheley

It’s been said that to be a leader is a verb, not a noun, and that’s an adage that aligns with Dakota Resources’ Ali Sheley. This month, Sheley celebrates her graduation from Leadership South Dakota, a premier leadership development program that draws together professionals across industries in the state to promote greater understanding of what it takes to be a leader in our state.

By |2023-04-26T18:08:18+00:00March 29, 2022|News & Notes|0 Comments

Survey Says Series: Collaboration, Professional Development Crucial For Rural Communities to Thrive

Community and economic development work is often complex and can mean many different things. For this reason, Dakota Resources recently conducted a survey to help foster understanding of what community and economic development organizations look like and the type of work they are doing in their community. This is part 2 of a 2 part series.

By |2023-04-26T18:19:22+00:00March 29, 2022|News & Notes|0 Comments
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