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Jim Mulder, running mate of Independence Party candidate Tom Horner, moderator Kate Smith of Minnesota Public Radio, and gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza took part in a policy panel during the Symposium on Small Towns Thursday at the University of Minnesota Morris.

Symposium: Connections are the key

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

After cancelling last year's Symposium on Small Towns, organizers were relieved when about 200 people signed up for this year's event.


Perhaps because the issues facing rural towns have never before been so relevent. As state and local budgets dwindle, so, too, could opportunities to save and strengthen rural areas.

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