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About Dakotafire Media

Dakotafire Media, LLC, is a mission-driven publishing, creative services, and consulting company that can bring a spark to your next project. 

About Dakotafire Media

Dakotafire Media, LLC, was established in 2011 as a unique publishing company. It had the ambitious goal of sparking a revival in the Dakotas and beyond through innovative journalism that sparked conversations about what was happening and what was possible in rural communities. You can look through the archives of Dakotafire magazine here.

The magazine ceased publication in January 2017. Since then, Dakotafire Media has focused on using its skills to help people and businesses tell their stories, make meaningful connections, and move closer to their goals through a variety of services: publishing, writing, graphic design, media consulting, and conversation facilitation.

This new service-oriented focus is an outgrowth of the purpose that was at the heart of Dakotafire Media when it was founded and still guides it today: Helping people and communities—especially those in rural places—thrive.


About Heidi Marttila-Losure

Heidi Marttila-Losure, Publisher, Dakotafire Media

Heidi Marttila-Losure

Heidi Marttila-Losure has a variety of titles: owner, creative director and story maestro are a few. She can put her 15 years of professional journalism and design experience to work helping your project shine.

Heidi grew up on a farm near Frederick, S.D., and graduated from Frederick High School. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and worked at daily newspapers in Asheville, N.C., and Ames, Iowa, before returning with her family to her home farm in 2008. She started Dakotafire Media with business partner Troy McQuillen in 2011. Troy left the business in 2014. Today, in addition to running Dakotafire Media, Heidi is co-owner with her husband, David, of Dakota Sisu Farm, as well as mother to two children.


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