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First Dakotafire Café participants dive into commuting topic

Paula Jensen discusses the topic of transportation with other participants in the Dakotafire Café in Britton on March 28. Photo by Joe Bartmann

Britton hosted the first-ever Dakotafire Café event on Friday, and it served to fuel some thinking on how the community might do a better job of attracting workers. The event was the first in a series of group meetings planned by Dakotafire magazine to get people talking about the ideas presented in its latest publication.  The Britton event was also ... Read More »

Trumpeter on Twins’ stage

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Grandparents know the passion they hold for their grandchildren. Not only do they love them with all their hearts, but they hope they can give them something useful they can use in life. Nancy Mathews is one of those fortunate grandparents who has made a significant difference in her grandson’s life. She started teaching grandson Elijah Mathews piano lessons in the third grade and thus began his love for music. Read More »

NCCC Improving Safety and Sustainability on Sica Hollow State Park trails

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is serving with staff of Sica Hollow State Park from Sept. 3-27 to restore sections of the trail to make them safer and more accessible for both horseback riding and hiking at the park. The team of eight from the Vinton, IA, campus have been members of NCCC for seven months and are enjoying their time in Lake City. The team is focusing on repairing and installing water bars as well as clearing the trail corridor along the 10-15 mile trail. Read More »

Britton native to be inducted into South Dakota Hall of Fame

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While growing up in the Britton area, Bernard Christenson couldn’t have scripted the impact he would have on the state of South Dakota. The 1956 Britton High School graduate went on to head the Department of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Community Foundation, and has been a friend and confidant to a number of the state’s governors. Read More »

South Dakota pheasant population takes hit

Months of persistent drought in 2012, a cold, wet spring in 2013 and a reduction in habitat have impacted pheasant brood counts, according to a report released last week by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. Read More »

Britton-Hecla school beefs up security

Britton-Hecla Superinten­dent Kevin Coles thinks that his students are a little bit safer this week. A new security system has been implemented at the school. All doors are now locked during school hours from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Read More »

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