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Dakotafire leadership earns national recognition

Dakotafire Media Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Heidi Marttila-Losure (left) and Managing Editor Wendy Royston recently were recognized by the National Federation of Press Women for their work. Here, they are interviewed by Pioneer Public Television, for a segment on new journalism models. That segment can be viewed at http://www.pioneer.org/news/new-models-for-news-media-to-be-discussed-on-compass-august-7

Dakotafire Media staffers were among five South Dakotans recognized in the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. Published works by Dakotafire Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Heidi Marttila-Losure and Managing Editor Wendy Royston were five of 17 entries forwarded from the South Dakota Press Women contest earlier in the year, after earning first place finishes in that contest. Managing Editor Wendy Royston: ... Read More »

Effective framing paints clearer picture of rural issues

What is rural? A table of six young leaders from across America hashed out the definition of the word “rural” during Young Leader’s Day at the National Rural Assembly in Washington, D.C. In a framing exercise, we discussed what we most want policymakers to know about the places that, to us, epitomize the institution of “rural,” as well as the ... 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 »

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