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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Grocery store makes comeback in small ND community

  • Eighty-three-year-old Richardton resident Clara Hauck says that the store is especially important for older citizens who want to avoid the heavy traffic in the oil patch region.
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  • 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.

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