Dane Smith: To grow economy, all rural youth must succeed
That done-to-death phrase about all the kids being above average has been applied frequently, and sometimes ironically, to all Minnesota children.
But it's important to note that its author, Garrison Keillor, actually applies it every week on his "A Prairie Home Companion" show only to Lake Wobegon, the mythical rural town somewhere in central Minnesota and deep in our historic consciousness.
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