We at Go Local believe in the power of voting for our communities with dollars.
We believe shopping “local” sometimes extends beyond city limits signs and takes the backroads to a neighboring place.
We know you’re busy, and we know you want to spend your money on more than an item or service—you want an experience, a relationship with the retailers whose families and communities are improved by your investment.
South Dakota is filled with businesses who care just as much about this local thing as you do. Go Local is an effort to showcase the good products and services available from great people right here at home. Visit us often, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and you can #gethappygolocal, too!
Who we are
Heidi Marttila-Losure and Wendy Royston are rural life moms, proud to be living and working in eastern South Dakota as your local shopping guides.
After a time away from rural life, Heidi yearned for her childhood home and returned there in 2008. She and her husband, David Losure, farm and raise their children on her family’s land in rural Brown County. She also owns Dakotafire Media LLC, a creative services company.
Wendy is a freelance journalist who lives in Hanson County. She believes everyone has a story to tell, and she loves to help tell them! She and her husband, Marty, spend their time following the activities of their five growing daughters.