Economic Gateway http://www.desmetsd.com DeSmet Development Corporation News RSS Feed Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:58:11 -0800 en-us The 4th of July Old Fashioned Celebration! http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=10248 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Summertime doesn’t last very long in the Upper Midwest. Folks who live in locations like De Smet know that “the other season” is never too far off, and every day needs to be taken ad... The Depot Museum: The Romance of the Rails http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=10246 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 There is a quote from the renowned philosopher and novelist George Santayana  that reads, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Its meaning is simple: Under... Old Settler’s Day: A Celebration of Friends http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=10247 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Americans have a lot of traditions. Sunday football, Halloween, religious holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations are all traditions familiar to most of us. Why do we have so many traditio... Golf for everyone at the Kingsbury County Country Club http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9811 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 What is it about golfing in a small town that we love so much? You can almost always get on the course and you really never have to reserve a tee time. Can you do that in a large community? Not usuall... The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant brings “Little House” to life! http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9810 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Most people who were born and raised in the midwest know the story of, “Little House on the Prairie.” Many read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books as children, and thanks to television, mu... De Smet Forest is haven for bird watchers http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9809 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Can you guess what one of the fastest growing outdoor recreational activities in the United States is? It’s not hiking, visiting natural areas or gathering berries. It’s bird watching! Acc... De Smet named Tree City USA 15 years running http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9808 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 There are amazing benefits to planting trees. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, trees reduce energy consumption, help with storm water management and erosion control, and generally increase prope... Wanted in De Smet: Runners! http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9807 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Staying in shape can be challenging. Especially as we get older, it requires attention to diet, lifestyle, and above all, getting some exercise. Finding an exercise that we enjoy can make a big differ... Small Towns: Living the Good Life http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9488 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 People in smaller towns generally have a different attitude towards living than those in larger cities. Life tends to move at slower pace, and people take the time to get to know one another. Those ar... Come and visit the De Smet Event & Wellness Center! http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9487 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Do you exercise on a daily basis? Would you do it if you found out it would help you live longer? Well, it just may. According to the results of a recent major study published by the Public Library of... De Smet Named 2013 Community of the Year! http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9486 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 What does it take to be awarded South Dakota Community of the Year at the annual Governor's Economic Development Conference? According to Dakotafire, a publication dedicated to rural revival in So... Ag gives back this holiday season http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9644 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rearview mirror, it’s time to enter into a spirit of reflection, gratefulness and generosity as Christmas draws near. It comes as no surprise that the a... De Smet Development Corporation: Focused on Growth! http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9485 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Not all communities are created equally. Some are progressive in their thinking, some are not. Some pull together for the common good, others don’t. For a smaller community like De Smet to thriv... Volunteer Firefighters bring Christmas treats to De Smet kids http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9078 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 There are certain things that kids just seem to universally love. Christmas is one of them. Fire trucks are another. Candy and treats seem pretty universal as well. What would happen if all of those t... De Smet receives $287,971 Bush Foundation grant http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9303 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As both the De Smet Community Foundation and the De Smet Development Corporation continues the town’s rapid development push, their efforts got some significant help from the Bush Foundation... South Dakota Receives US Small Business Administration STEP Grant http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9286 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that it was awarded another grant from the United State Small Business Administration (SBA), this time a State Trade and Expo... FEATURE STORY: Manufacturing: Breaking the gender stereotype http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9287 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In a day and age where women have an increasing presence in the workforce, one woman has been working to engage and empower young women in the manufacturing sector in South Dakota. “When I fi... De Smet’s Gehm earns $100 FFA scholarship http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=9288 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Emma Gehm of De Smet has received a $100 South Dakota FFA Foundation scholarship for placing first in one of four SD Regional Land Evaluation competitions this fall. Click here for the complete art... Life in South Dakota http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=8637 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Check out this South Dakota lifestyle video and see why so many people are choosing to live in South Dakota! ... South Dakota Receives US Small Business Administration FAST Grant http://www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news/?item=8636 www.desmetsd.com/desmet/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has been awarded a $125,000 FAST (Federal And State Technology) grant from the United State Small Business Administration (SBA) to support te...