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In-situ recovery mining in Crow Butte, Neb. Courtesy of Cameco Corp. [CC-BY-2.0]

Crow Butte In Situ Recovery Uranium Mining

This is the fourth article in a series on uranium. This article will focus on the Crow Butte in situ recovery uranium mine outside the community of Crawford, Nebraska. I am writing about the Crow Butter in situ uranium mine near Crawford because of its location, less than two hours south east of Edgemont South Dakota and because in situ recovery is how Power Tech (U. S.A.) plans on mining uranium near Edgemont.

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Board Development: Elected & appointed services

SDSU Extension can provide what is called situational leadership program design. The Community Vitality Team will analyze the situation that the board is in and determine what training might be appropriate.

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Jeffrey City, WY: A mining boomtown gone bust

A boomtown is a community that experiences rapid population and economic growth; very often it is in conjunction with a new profitable industry. There are over 50 such communities within the United States and Jeffrey City, Wyoming is one of these communities.

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Group-Effort Grocery

Although creating and running a community-owned grocery store is a challenge, Willow Lake, South Dakota’s Lake Grocery has been a beacon for the community for over five years.

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Business Retention & Expansion

This economic development strategy targets specific industries in your community. The Community Vitality team can analyze a county, community, or economic development organization’s situation and determine what training might be appropriate to meet their specific development needs.

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Economic Impacts Large and Small Making a Difference in South Dakota

In the spring of 2018 SDSU Extension held a conference in De Smet that had an $18,209 economic impact.

Small business "Muddy River Hobbies" with sandbags in front of entrance. Photo by Jeannie Mooney, FEMA.

Managing Disaster Recovery for Your Small Business

What do you do when your small business is hit by a disaster such as a flood, tornado, fire or other natural disaster? Many times, with the day to day work of operating a business, we sometimes forget about what we have in our disaster plan.

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Successful Energize! Conference Buoys Community Efforts in Lemmon, S.D. and Beyond

Cool, rainy weather in Lemmon, S.D., didn’t dampen community spirit on April 30 and May 1, 2019, when the North-Central community hosted the state’s Energize! Conference with facilitation by SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality Team.

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Creating Vibrant Places

SDSU Extension’s community vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special.

Blue map of South Dakota with white stars representing communities with active wellness coalitions, including: DeSmet, Dupree, Fort Thompson, Lower Brule, Lake Andes, Martin, Rapid City and Wagner.

What Communities Have Wellness Coalitions?

View a complete list of active community wellness coalitions throughout South Dakota.