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Column: Impressed by what the local communities have to offer

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When somebody says that a place has a "nice" community, or a "close" community, what does that really mean?

Granted, it certainly depends on the context, but, based on my first two months here, I have been (pleasantly) surprised to see that both Perham and New York Mills offer very unique and genuine communities for towns of their size.


There's a lot about living and working in a small town, I think, that people can't understand unless they actually experience it.

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