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Symposium on Small Towns challenges narrative of rural decline

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MORRIS – Rural leaders and supporters need to argue against the prevailing narrative that rural is dying. In fact, specific demographic data and larger geographic trends indicate good news for the future of small towns.

That was one message from this year's Symposium on Small Towns, hosted by the Center for Small Towns at the University of Minnesota, Morris on June 4 and 5, which focused on myths and opportunities related to rural migration.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune. 

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