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Design:SD Going to Sisseton


That’s John Rassmussen and a bunch of our new friends in Sisseton, South Dakota. Three Design:South Dakota team members made a trip to Sisseton to visit with the local folks about preparing to host us for a two-plus day charrette in April. We took a wonderfully hosted tour of the community (and even got to climb the tower in the foggy cold). Looks like a great community and an organized steering committee, so half the battle is won. We’re all looking forward to this charrette!

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Next Stop: Sisseton


It’s official: Design:SD will be hosting a charrette in Sisseton, SD April 2-4, 2008. Sisseton is a community in Roberts County, located in the Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation in the northeast corner of our state. The folks there are pretty serious about their future–they’ve participated in two Community Assessments in the area (read the reports here and here), and are putting the finishing touches on a strategic community plan as participants in the Northwest Area Foundation‘s Horizons program (read the Sisseton Horizon’s blog here).¬†You can learn about the Sisseton area’s culture and history here.

If you are interested in joining hte design:SD team for our Sisseton charrette, just contact Joe Bartmann at The Rural Learning Center by email: joe.bartmann [at] rlcenter [dot] net. Hope to see you there!