Community Conversations at 7am

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Open dialogue and an exchange of ideas. At 7am every month. Join us.


I heard a point of view that justified, validated and reminded me of the things I believe and feel right to me. And yet, more importantly, I also heard things that challenged my way of thinking—new paradigms with which to discern right and wrong that help me live a more meaningful life. That’s what conversations should be about.

— An Attendee of Morning Fill Up with Fr. Robert "Bud" Grant, PhD


This month’s guest

Kathleen Annette, MD / Wednesday, August 28 at 7 am

Dr. Kathleen Annette is the president and CEO of Blandin Foundation, where she leads the foundation’s work to partner with rural Minnesota communities and leaders as they design and claim ambitious, vibrant futures. The foundation awards grants in rural Minnesota, trains community leaders and engages communities on public policy issues such as the 2020 Census, broadband access and early childhood education. Read more…

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A community of
interesting people

Local, regional and national leaders come to Rapid City for a 24-hour blitz of conversations and collaborations through Morning Fill Up. Previous guests include a Grammy-winning beat boxer, the CEO of the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in the Midwest, producers of the Oprah Winfrey Show and National Native News, the person who landed the Rover on Mars, and the 32nd Governor of South Dakota.

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