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Month Six | Tripp Partners with SD Community Foundation & Dakota Resources

Blog, News & Events on January 16th. Comments Off on Month Six | Tripp Partners with SD Community Foundation & Dakota Resources

Tripp Community Engages in Empower! Dakota Community Coaching

What a difference a few great connections can make. After attending RuralX17 last July just to “get some ideas,” Bryan and Shawn Bietz used what they learned to formed the Tripp Action Group. Since then, the entire Tripp community has made significant strides in bringing people together to help make their home a better place to live. The latest achievement includes applying for and receiving a $10,000 Community Innovation Grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation. This grant will be used to help fund a partnership with Dakota Resources and the organization’s Empower! Community Coaching program, which will guide the community through a comprehensive coaching process designed to help empower local people and organizations to lead action. (Tripp is one of several rural development corporations using SD Community Foundation grants to partner … 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 »


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