Grant County Development Corporation (GCDC) will sponsor a Dakotafire Cafe conversation centered around housing in the local community. “Dakotafire Cafes intend to get people talking about the topic presented in the latest issue of Dakotafire magazine,” explained Bobbie Bohlen, director of GCDC. “The Cafe is a series of events intended to spark community and regional conversations. The current topic is housing.”
The Dakotafire Cafe will take place Wednesday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Milbank Visitor Center. Lunch is sponsored by GCDC for $5. Email Bohlen at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
“Most of our small towns have a place where locals gather to solve the world’s problems over a cup of coffee,” stated Marttila-Losure, publisher and editor of the magazine. “These events are intended to bring that spirit of problem-solving conversations to the issues that affect our communities – which are the topics we try to address in the magazine.”
The March/April issue of the magazine is focused on the challenge of housing in rural communities. Milbank residents are invited to take part in a conversation concerning the question – “How can housing support the growth of Milbank?” Joe Bartmann, vice president of innovation for Dakota Resources, will serve as the facilitator for the conversation process. The public is encouraged to attend.
The goal of Dakotafire Media, LLC, is sparking a revival in rural communities of the eastern Dakotas and beyond by encouraging conversations that help residents rethink what is happening and reimagine what’s possible. Dakotafire stories can be found on www.dakotafire.net and in the bimonthly magazine.