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North Dakota Rancher Discovers New Possibilities at RuralX

Blog, News & Events on December 21st. Comments Off on North Dakota Rancher Discovers New Possibilities at RuralX

Katy Kassian of Regan, North Dakota (population 44) attended the first RuralX conference in 2016 and quickly wondered why she was the only person there from North Dakota. A rancher and small business owner for her rural area, Katy is the go-to person for several small towns twenty-five miles in any direction.

“I took pages and pages of notes and was blown away by the event. I loved the camaraderie between communities and the willingness to share assets and resources. I knew this was something more people from my very rural area needed to attend,” she explains.

Katy returned to RuralX17 along with Tana Larsen, the Economic Development Director from nearby Washburn.

“She was just as impressed as I was,” says Katy. “We were both motivated by the work being done in Miller, and we used their model to help create our own … Read More »


Dakotas America Invests In The Health of Rural Communities

Blog, News & Events on December 8th. Comments Off on Dakotas America Invests In The Health of Rural Communities

The need to recruit and retain rural practitioners is a huge part of solving our rural healthcare provider shortage.

Dakotas America is working to be a part of that solution.

Thanks in part to the help of Dakotas America, pre-medical students from rural North and South Dakota have another avenue for a high-quality education. The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), with its three campuses, is one of the most innovative medical colleges in the country, with cutting-edge technology, facilities, and experienced faculty.

Dakotas America attracted private investment through the federal New Markets Tax Credit program to help fund the construction of the newest 16 acre VCOM branch campus located in Auburn, Alabama, which opened for its inaugural class in July 2015. Students accepted into the program are asked to maintain VCOM’s mission of becoming community focused, globally minded osteopathic physicians … Read More »


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