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Homecoming could have a stronger call to ‘come home,’ expert says

Editor’s Note: See related story here. by Wendy Royston, Dakotafire Media with additional reporting by Sheila Ring, Onida Watchman, and Ken Schmierer, for The Dickey County Leader The word “homecoming” suggests the original intent of the fall celebrations was to bring graduates—and the focus of the community—back to the school. In many towns today, that call to come home is ... Read More »

Dakota Local Food Challenge is underway!

The Dakota Local Food Challenge officially started on Saturday … but if you didn’t remember, didn’t get the memo, or just needed a little more time to gear up for it, it’s not to late to sign up! Head on over the main page for details: dakotafire.net/golocal Read More »

Innovative funding, outreach efforts sustain Willow Lake Lions through 50 years

  By Kristin Brekke Vandersnick, Special to Dakotafire Media At a time when many rural volunteer-driven groups are struggling to maintain their missions and memberships, the 50-year-old Willow Lake Lions Club is just reaching its stride. In 1965, 25 men signed their names as charter members of the club. Last month, nearly 250 people gathered in the Willow Lake auditorium ... Read More »

New S.D. Soil Health Coalition digging deeper into soil biology, sustainability

What’s the state of the soil throughout the Dakotafire region? “There’s no way to know,” according to officials, but “there’s always room for improvement.” South Dakota State University Extension and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition have joined forces in a proactive attempt at ensuring the state’s soil is conducive to growing for the long haul, according to Sandy Smart, ... Read More »

New Langford restaurant to host Dakotafire Cafe conversation event Aug. 3

The latest Dakotafire Café, a series of events intended to spark community and regional conversations, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the Front Porch restaurant in Langford, S.D. Dakotafire Cafés intend to get people talking about the topic presented in the latest issue of Dakotafire magazine, according to Dakotafire Publisher and Editor Heidi Marttila-Losure. “Most ... Read More »

A few spots left at Prairie Idea Exchange event June 10

“How can agriculture help to create better communities, and how can communities help to create better agriculture?” You are invited to take part in a thought-provoking conversation Wednesday, June 10, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dakota Event Center, 720 Lamont St. S., Aberdeen, S.D. (west of Target)   The next session of the Prairie Idea Exchange (P.I.E.) will explore the connection between agriculture ... Read More »

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