We're back on Main Street

The crisp smell of freshly painted walls and new carpet added to the excitement in the True Dakotan office Tuesday, November 9 as newspaper staff readied the publication for press from the “new/old” office on Main Street after being displaced for a year and five months  following a building fire in June 2020. 

“We’ve published 73 issues from a combination of my dining room table and our temporary office on Dakota Avenue, not missing an issue since fire broke out,” said True Dakotan Editor/Publisher Kristi Hine. “Being back on Main Street is truly gratifying. Although we just completed our move today on press day, it is a wonderful homecoming and we are delighted to return to publishing on Main in our newly-renovated  building.” 

Hine acknowledges that work must still be done to completely finish the project and be prepared to host a community open house but says she is grateful to be able to move in and publish the paper back on Main Street.

“Thanks to Craig Shryock and his WSHS ag students, we were able to get moved in and finish the paper by press deadline,” Hine said. “The students were so helpful with the heavy lifting on our tight deadline and we truly appreciate their help.”   

Hine urges readers to stay tuned to upcoming issues of the True Dakotan for news about an open house.

“In the meantime, we are open for business on Main Street and look forward to seeing our valued readers, neighbors and community more frequently,” Hine said. “Thank you for your support and continued readership.”