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Join a conversation about housing April 6

Join a conversation about housing April 6

The latest Dakotafire Café, a series of events intended to spark community and regional conversations, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Milbank Visitor Center in Milbank, 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 of our small towns have a place where locals gather to solve the world’s problems over a cup of coffee,” Marttila-Losure said. “These events are intended to bring that spirit of problem-solving conversations to the issues that affect our communities—which are the topics we try to address in the magazine.”

The March/April issue focused on the challenge of housing in rural communities. Milbank residents are invited to take part in a conversation around this question: “How can housing support the growth of Milbank?”

Joe Bartmann, vice president of innovation for Dakota Resources, will serve as a facilitator for the conversation process.

Lunch, sponsored by Grant County Development Corporation, will be provided.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

The goal of Dakotafire Media, LLC, is sparking a revival in rural communities of the eastern Dakotas and beyond by encouraging conversations that help residents rethink what’s happening and reimagine what’s possible. Dakotafire stories can be found in participating newspapers, on, and in the bimonthly magazine.

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