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Life does go on, even in an election year. Bill Menner, USDA rural development state director in Iowa, led a rural issues roundtable discussion Tuesday at the North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. “We’re not chasing smokestacks anymore, but focusing on entrepreneurship,” he said, according to the Mason City Globe Gazette.

A message from the Rural Assembly

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