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From Registered Nurse to Successful Rural Entrepreneur

Blog, News & Events on November 5th. Comments Off on From Registered Nurse to Successful Rural Entrepreneur

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.


Kurtenbach Honored by Dakota Resources for Mentorship Contributions

Blog, News & Events on November 4th. Comments Off on Kurtenbach Honored by Dakota Resources for Mentorship Contributions

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.


Dakota Resources Honors 2019 Dakota Rising Fellows

Blog, News & Events on November 4th. Comments Off on Dakota Resources Honors 2019 Dakota Rising Fellows

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.


A labor of love.

Blog, News & Events on September 25th. Comments Off on A labor of love.

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.


Good Ideas Are Popping Up All Over Miller

Blog, News & Events on October 17th. Comments Off on Good Ideas Are Popping Up All Over Miller

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 »


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