A small town in southwestern North Dakota is getting something back that it lost seven years ago. It's a grocery store.
The nearest supermarket for Richardton, a town of 529 residents, is 15 miles away in Hebron. The largest city, Dickinson, is 23 miles away.
Eighty-three-year-old Richardton resident Clara Hauck tells the Dickinson Press (http://bit.ly/TP3l1W) that the store is especially important for older citizens who want to avoid the heavy traffic in the oil patch region.
Hauck says Richardton has had a grocery store off and on throughout the years.
The town is paying for the store through a Bank of North Dakota loan program that allows communities to buy down interest on loans.