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Join the conversation on youth engagement in Doland Nov. 17

How can we better connect youth and community? That’s the question that will be the main focus of a conversation event in Doland on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The event, called a Dakotafire Café, is part of a series of events held in small towns across the Dakotas that is intended to spark community conversations around topics presented in Dakotafire magazine. ... Read More »

COLUMN: Population pyramids show trouble ahead for Dakota counties

Population pyramids art

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 »

Survey shows where youth are at risk

The 2011 results of the South Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which was given to students in 9-12 grades, were released in early April. Here are some of the findings: 27 percent of students were bullied on school property in the past 12 months 20 percent had been bullied electronically during the past 12 months 18 percent seriously considered attempting ... 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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