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Teaching kids to forge their own paths

Kristie Olson, who teaches an entrepreneurship class at Madison High School, talks with Tyler Wiebe, a senior at Madison and a member of the Future Business Leaders of America. Photo by Becky Froehlich

“Rural places that tie their economic development resources to entrepreneurship education can help these young people pursue their dreams and, in turn, revitalize, grow and diversify their own local economies,” said Craig Schroeder, senior associate with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship at the Rural Policy Research Institute. Read More »

FiredUp: Have you heard about the ‘Howard miracle’?

Maroney Commons dedication

If not, it’s time to learn about this “model of community planning” just down the highway: Howard, S.D. A class project to look at how money is spent in the community turned into a revival movement that involved a significant percentage of the county and had measurable results: In the first year, local retail sales increased 41 percent. The involvement ... Read More »

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