Sunday , 14 July 2024


Biological sex isn’t as simple as what’s on a birth certificate.

“One of these realities is right, and one isn’t.” That’s one of the viewpoints that was shared as the S.D. House HHS Committee debated HB 1225, which seeks to limit athletes to participating in S.D. high school sports activities to the division for the sex that was written on their birth certificates. For those who have never questioned our own ... Read More »

6 Tips to Master Consignment & Thrift Shopping

Photo from Daizy's Variety in Parker, SD. See more images at their Facebook page: @daizysvariety.

  If you’re a bargain hunter, shopping resale can be an exciting task! Local consignment and thrift stores are filled with low cost items that are in great condition. However, tracking down these lucky finds is no easy task, so we’re here with six helpful hints to make your shopping experience simple. Make a list. It might be worth the time ... Read More »

Ten great reasons to buy local

How you spend your money matters to your community! Here are 10 reasons why:   1. Significantly more money recirculates in your local community. When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than non-local businesses, more money is kept in the community because local businesses frequently purchase from other local businesses. Purchasing local goods and services helps grow area businesses as well ... Read More »

6 Reasons YOU Should Be in the 2017 Dakotafire Go Local Directory

1. The directory is a new way to get your business “out there”! It’s intended especially for LOCAL business owners—just like you! More shoppers want to buy local. We’ll help them find your business. 2. We all do better when we work together. The directory is a tool for “co-opetition”—the idea that other business owners can be our allies as ... Read More »

Watch for the Go Local Directory in May

Dakotafire Media is gearing up to put together the 2017 Dakotafire Go Local Directory. The Go Local Directory got a good start in 2016, and we want to build on that. It’s a project that fits into Dakotafire Media’s mission: Sparking a revival in the Dakotas and beyond by encouraging conversations that help people rethink what’s happening and reimagine what’s possible. ... Read More »

Show us your community’s SPARK.

Tell us what makes your community great, and your town’s story could be told in a Community Spotlight feature in 2017 issues of Spark & Dakotafire magazines. We will also share at least one entry each day of the campaign on the Dakotafire Facebook page. Here’s how to enter: Take a picture of what you think gives a spark to ... Read More »

In South Dakota, election watchers include international observers

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced the appointment of a District Election Officer for both North and South Dakota—but the Dakotas’ secretaries of state say this is standard procedure. “This is normal procedure to have a plan in place—a protocol to follow if there are issues,” said South Dakota Secretary of State Krebs. In South Dakota, Assistant U.S. Attorney ... Read More »

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