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Running a small family farm these days is a challenge. Thinking creatively and having an entrepreneurial mindset can help. Many farmers are diversifying their crops...
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Posted on Jan 24, 2018
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Reposted from http://ruralschoolscollaborative.org We love to hear about the progress of our Grants in Place across the country – and this fall we are getting some fantastic stories from...
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Posted on Dec 29, 2017
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The following is a column written and released by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, R-S.D., entitled “Wind Power Contributing To South Dakota’s Economy.”  As most people in rural South Dakota...
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Posted on Dec 27, 2017
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The Trump Administration recently appointed Julie Gross as the new state director for USDA Rural Development in South Dakota. Gross began her new role on...
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Posted on Dec 20, 2017
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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has set aside more than $160 million to fund job training and placement programs in the 2018 fiscal...
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Posted on Dec 18, 2017
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Minnesota’s labor force is undergoing a major shift. With baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) retiring from the workforce, millennials (those born between...
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Posted on Dec 14, 2017
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Did you know that people use between 80-100 gallons each of water per day? Every time someone flushes a toilet, 3 gallons of water is...
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Posted on Dec 12, 2017
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The struggle is on both sides: Employers looking for workers and seniors looking for meaningful employment. One solution: DEED’s Senior Community Service Employment Program – or SCSEP.  The SCSEP helps...
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Posted on Dec 12, 2017
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In 1999, Connie Cheney told her husband she wanted to build a motel in De Smet, South Dakota, “He said, ‘You’re out of your mind,’”...
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Posted on Nov 17, 2017
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After 40 years of work in the food service industry around Huron, Todd Peterson is changing what’s on his menu. “One day I woke up and...
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Posted on Nov 02, 2017
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PIERRE, S.D.  – South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) presented its “Friend of Housing” Award to Lori Moen, chief operating officer of GROW South Dakota,...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2017
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds along with the governors of Nebraska and South Dakota met with business leaders to learn about the issues...
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Posted on Oct 30, 2017
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OMAHA, Neb. — A monthly survey of business leaders released Monday suggests that economic conditions are still improving for nine states in the Midwest or...
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Posted on Oct 26, 2017
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The Native CDFI Network (NCN), sponsored by  Citi Community Development, convened Native community development stakeholders from across South Dakota and the region at the South...
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Posted on Oct 24, 2017
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To highlight the importance of manufacturing, Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring the week of October 1-7, 2017 to be Minnesota Manufacturing Week. Manufacturing is the state’s...
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Posted on Oct 23, 2017
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