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By LuAnn Schindler



December 5, 2019

How do we sustain rural America?

The question was discussed Monday in Norfolk during a town hall meeting titled "Growing Together."

The event, sponsored by the Aksarben Foundation, included speakers who addressed brain drain - students who leave the area following graduation and do not return home - and how to make the northeast region of the state a more desirable place to attract young professionals.

Former state senator Mike Flood presented data regarding the ages of population in area counties. According to U.S. Census statistics, most small communities do not have a problem retaining p...

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