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Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Small-Town America:  Finding Community, Shaping the Future

by Robert Wuthnow,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 14, 2013

A  woman in her 70s who lives in the suburbs of Minneapolis recently declared that the best thing about her community is “its small-town atmosphere.” The cornfields disappeared decades ago, she acknowledged, “but we’re still close to the wide open spaces.” Although few suburbanites work or shop in their neighborhoods, attend church there, or become close friends with neighbors, the suburb “is a good location to come and go from.”

 

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