What makes a small town thrive?

Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids
Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids
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While some small towns in Minnesota are dying, others are thriving despite large challenges. What makes a small town work? Minnesota Public Radio News visited Grand Rapids to explore that question.

Jeff Horwich, the host of MPR's "In The Loop" podcast, hosted the coversation. He was joined by small town residents from all over the Grand Rapids area.

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