Table Of Contents
In this inaugural issue of Dakotafire, its editor shares her story of homecoming.
Go. Learn. Then Return? 
Can young people who want to settle down in their hometowns find a path back to them?
- GRAPHIC: Dakotafire County Population Trends Compared to State Population 
- GRAPHIC: Who Is Leaving, and Who Is Moving In? 
- COLUMN AND GRAPHICS: Population Pyramids Show Trouble in Dakota Counties 
Family Motivates Some Britton-Hecla Seniors to Plan Return 
See how many seniors say they’d like to move back someday.
Groton is Growing 
Not all communities in rural America are losing population, and Groton is one of those exceptions.
No Time to Lose for Faulk County 
The population numbers for Faulk County haven’t been good for almost the whole of the last century.
Plan Your Dakota Homecoming 
Dakotans, pass this returners’ guide on to your distant friends and family!
Filling in the Map 
A look at maps of the Dakota region from the 1850s to the 1930s.
Bill Schultze from the Sand Lake Wildlife Refuge tells of the visitor he misses when the snow geese return.