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Hot Springs Community Rec Center planning moving forward

Blog, News & Events on October 19th. Comments Off on Hot Springs Community Rec Center planning moving forward

SHCRI announces three options

HOT SPRINGS – Following a Community Engagement Gathering on Jan. 24, 2016, and after months of research and clarifying the need for a Recreation Center in Hot Springs, the Southern Hills Community Recreation Initiative (SHCRI) recently announced that they have three viable options, which were attained through public input.

Partnering with Southern Hills Economic Development Corporation (SHEDCO), a community ice-cream social was held last month on Sept. 24 to determine which option was best for Hot Springs.

The three options include:

1. Build onto the Mueller Center, which encompasses building a second gymnasium, walking track, an’ L’ shaped lap pool with diving boards. This would be a good fit, according to a press release from SHCRI, because of the amenities. For example the Mueller Center has a full kitchen, and meeting rooms. When the Mueller Center was built, there … Read More »


Dakota Resources receives grant from SD Community Foundation

Blog, News & Events on October 13th. Comments Off on Dakota Resources receives grant from SD Community Foundation

Sioux Falls Nonprofits Celebrate Grant Awards
Posted on October 13, 2017 at https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/news

Ten Sioux Falls area nonprofits were recent recipients of Community Innovation Grants (CIG) and South Dakota Fund (SDF) grants awarded through the South Dakota Community Foundation. The  grant awards total $79,000.

The SDCF offers Community Innovation Grants through their partnership with the Bush Foundation. The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) received forty-three applications for its second round of 2017 Community Innovation Grants. Fourteen nonprofits were selected to receive awards.  Six of those were either from the Sioux Falls area or offering services in Sioux Falls.

“The SDCF is pleased to partner with these Southeast area nonprofits as they work to address community needs,” says Ginger Niemann, SDCF program officer. “We look forward to working with them as they meet the challenges they identified.”

The six Sioux Falls area nonprofits receiving Community Innovation Grants … Read More »


Large community ‘Empower’ meeting held for the betterment of Redfield

Blog, News & Events on September 15th. Comments Off on Large community ‘Empower’ meeting held for the betterment of Redfield

By Shiloh Appel
Redfield Press

After a summer ripe with community and public listening sessions, coffee chats and discussions, the Greater Redfield area Community Engagement Process core team held their biggest community meeting on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at the SD Development Center activities center.

More than 150 people were present to discuss the future of Redfield and Spink County. All of the ideas that were brought up throughout the summer were brought forward at the meeting and 10 volunteer initiative teams were formed to help make these ideas a reality. The volunteer groups each had a focus, such as the following: tourism, a new community daycare, recreation, housing, community activities, a new community center, small business development, and others.

The meeting was led by Kristi Wagner and Mike Knutson, community coaches with Dakota Resources, and brought together by volunteers from the Redfield community. … Read More »


Design:SD Kicks Off Downtown Yankton Project

News & Events on January 18th. Comments Off on Design:SD Kicks Off Downtown Yankton Project

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:23 pm
By Shauna Marlette, Yankton Press

“What do you celebrate about downtown Yankton?”

With that simple question, the design:SD Project Downtown Yankton began on Tuesday.

According to Joe Bartmann, the vice president of Programs for Dakota Resources and facilitator of Tuesday’s listening events, the project is focused on helping small rural towns like Yankton shape their future through design.

“Today is really where we press ‘go’ for this whole process,” he said. “These are really small group conversations where we are bringing together different groups of people who have some kind of affinity. We have had a group with human resource directors; we had a group of realtors this morning.”

Dakota Resources is a non-profit based in Renner that works with small communities that want to create a better future and make the place where they … Read More »


Dakota Resources Mentors Rural Rock Stars

Blog, News & Events on January 12th. Comments Off on Dakota Resources Mentors Rural Rock Stars

Kelsey Doom may be the only Economic Development Coordinator around with a zoology degree. But instead of pursuing a career as a veterinarian, she took a little side path that led to a full blown passion.

“I didn’t get into vet school right away, so I came home to Wagner for a few months to figure things out,” she said. “My plan was to apply to vet school again, but in the meantime, I took a job with an insurance company and volunteered with the local Home Address effort.  I started putting together a grant and helped bring in some local investors. I got a high off writing that first grant and just fell in love with this kind of work. It was pretty much game over for vet school.”

After her work with Home Address, Kelsey got a taste of Read More »


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