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Finding people to serve requires innovative thinking

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 »

Rural ambulances face their own emergency

The Douglas County Ambulance. Photo by The Corsica Globe

Rural ambulance departments across the Dakotas, which have struggled for years to have enough volunteer EMTs, are hitting a tipping point: Some are not able to continue as they have for decades. Others will face decisions in the next few years. What’s changed? How will it affect rural communities? How are people thinking differently about how to treat medical emergencies in rural communities? Read More »

Historic building in Kulm lost to fire

Kulm Volunteer Fire Department fought the fire for close to four hours on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Photo by Sarah Gackle/Courtesy Kulm Messenger

The Gackle Bros. Building was a memento for the town of Kulm to share, a place where throughout the years the community bought their shoes and hardware, went roller skating, had their oil changed and much more. Now residents will have to shore up those memories without the building to support them. Read More »

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