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Author Archives: Kulm Messenger

Fewer rural students head for college. The problem for rural places: Fewer college graduates return

Both North and South Dakota perform well above the national average when it comes to high school graduation rates, but nationwide, graduation rates between rural and urban students are almost too close to call, accepting a margin of error: 83 percent and 86 percent, respectively. However, the discrepancy between rural and urban residents who have any amount of post-secondary education is a full 13 percentage points: 46 percent and 59 percent, respectively. So, why doesn’t that high graduation rate translate to post-secondary education the way it does for the urban population? Read More »

Historic building in Kulm lost to fire

Kulm Volunteer Fire Department fought the fire for close to four hours on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Photo by Sarah Gackle/Courtesy Kulm Messenger

The Gackle Bros. Building was a memento for the town of Kulm to share, a place where throughout the years the community bought their shoes and hardware, went roller skating, had their oil changed and much more. Now residents will have to shore up those memories without the building to support them. Read More »

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