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Author Archives: Heidi Marttila-Losure

Where can small towns find the money for water and sewer projects?

The size of a water or wastewater project can sometimes dwarf the entire budget for the town. There are a variety of sources out there for funding for rural water and wastewater projects, but the rewards to go to the swift, the persistent, and those tolerant of paperwork. Here’s an overview.   FEDERAL HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Community Development Block ... Read More »

FIRED UP: Where farmers bring their harvest, then and now

The new South Dakota Wheat Growers facility in Andover, and a long-abandoned grain elevator in Crandall. Photos by Chris Laingen

Chris Laingen, an assistant professor of geography at Eastern Illinois University who is working on creating an updated delineation of the Corn Belt, was in South Dakota a few weeks ago and snapped these pictures on his tour. They give a bit of a perspective on how much agriculture has changed in the 123 years South Dakota has been a ... Read More »

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