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Rachel Woods didn’t have a passion for screen printing before she opened Apparel WorX. She didn’t know how to embroider and had no idea how to operate a press.
Dr. Aelred J. Kurtenbach, one of South Dakota’s most distinguished entrepreneurs was honored during a rural community and economic development celebration on October 19.
Twenty-one rural South Dakota entrepreneurs recently graduated from the Dakota Rising Fellowship program and were honored at the Empower Sessions Gala on October 19 in Spearfish.
Waldner Farms in Webster is a small locally owned business that offers fresh, garden-grown produce to an increasing number of people in the Webster area and beyond. The business literally grew out of love and is tended by owners Darin and Melissa Waldner, Darin’s parents and some family friends.
Thanks to a group of creative high school students and dedicated community leadership, life just keeps getting better in Miller.
In 2016, two Miller students left RuralX with a vision for pop-up shops for Christmas. That inspiration launched the town’s first Cozy Cabin Christmas, which was met with success.
This year, the holiday pop-up shops will continue in a new venue while students set their sights on their next post-RuralX project: an indoor pop-up movie theater!
“I met with the kids in September to toss out new ideas,” explains Tammy Caffee, Director of On Hand Development and the student supervisor. “They had a list of ideas they heard at RuralX that they wanted to try. They voted and chose three to work on. One was a living wall. Another was to create a green space on Main Street with tables and umbrellas. … Read More »