Nearly an hour off the main road, tucked in the middle of farmland, sits Bryant, South Dakota, a town that seems practically untouched by time. For years, Bryant was strapped for cash and struggling financially. They had $35,000 worth of checks out to pay their bills and only $30,000 in the bank.

The team sat down and looked at ways to cut costs and set aside money where they could. They looked at one way to produce revenue for the town: the power that they receive from WAPA.