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Focus Groups Announced for Downtown Devils Lake Initiative


October 13th, 2017

Contact: Jonathan Holth –, 701-390-4678


On Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25, focus groups will be held on the campus of Lake Region State College as a part of the Downtown Devils Lake Initiative. The focus groups are open to the public and will be held at different times throughout those two days to accommodate people’s varying schedules. The times for the groups are at 9:30 a.m., noon, and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. They will be held in the Chautauqua Gallery at Lake Region State. The public is encouraged to sign up in advance by visiting or by visiting and searching “Downtown Devils Lake Focus Groups”.

The focus groups are the next step in the initiative, following a series of community interviews that were conducted by Jonathan Holth and Mark Schill of Praxis Strategy Group. Holth and Schill will facilitate the groups, and will be using the data gathered from the interviews as a launch point to get more public feedback and help craft the next steps. Anyone who lives in the Devils Lake region is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Following the completion of the focus groups, a committee of community members will be formed to begin working on specific recommendations for downtown, both short-term and long-term. If anyone has any questions regarding the focus groups, please contact Jonathan Holth at

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