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Published May 11, 2009, 07:18 AM

Other views: Midwest can compete

Grand Forks is a college town and sits at the intersection of two four-lane highways. But attracting new businesses still is tough. And if economic development is a challenge in Grand Forks, it can seem almost impossible in rural North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Especially because the Great Plains lacks mountains and beach front, the “scenic amenities” that help drive rural growth.

By: Grand Forks Herald, The Jamestown Sun

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