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From The Editor

Belonging In this inaugural issue of Dakotafire, our editor shares her story of homecoming. When I was growing up on this farm in Savo Township, rural Frederick, South Dakota, I was quite certain I was going off to college and not coming back. I knew, at least, that I didn’t want to come back here to farm life. Farming seemed ... Read More »

Editorial: Healthy Attitudes

We rural folks sometimes get a bit of an inferiority complex: We assume that things from the city are somehow better. OK, and sometimes they are. In terms of health care, some city hospitals are justifiably famous for the care they provide. Read More »

Editorial: Readiness

The recently implemented Common Core Standards aim to get students to be “college- and career-ready” by the time they finish high school. Those are both laudable goals. But I think from the perspective of communities, something vital is missing: Will our students be “citizenship-ready”? Read More »

Editorial: Doing better

“We are not afraid of better.” That was the rallying cry of one of the most powerful speeches at the National Rural Assembly in June, and that’s not faint praise, as that includes competition with two cabinet secretaries. The speaker was Kim Phinney, who is director of rural and tribal development for YouthBuild U.S.A. The power in her speech, however, ... Read More »

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