Dickey County Leader

Finding people to serve requires innovative thinking

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Want to turn over your position on a board or committee to someone else? Good luck. Finding people willing to serve in leadership positions in the rural Dakotas may be more difficult than it’s ever been. We tend to blame this on a declining population, but there’s also another factor at play: At the same time populations are declining, the number of nonprofits is increasing. Read More »

COLUMN: Population pyramids show trouble ahead for Dakota counties

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By Michael McCurry, South Dakota State Demographer   We’re all time travelers, traveling at the same speed-one hour per hour. We age at the same rate, and then look with surprise at an old person staring back from the mirror. Much of our region is, in a way, getting older as well. Because of the continued outmigration of young people, ... Read More »

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