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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
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.