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North Dakota Town Invests in Grocery

Bowdon Locker & GroceryBowdon, a small central North Dakota community, lost their grocery store some years back. Residents of Bowdon responded in a way that makes them stand out among a crowd of rural communities that have experienced the same unfortunate event.

The people of Bowdon refused to give up. They formed a cooperative, purchased shares for equity, secured financing, purchased the grocery and locker buildings, refurbished, restocked and reopened.

Making Our Nation Secure

Since America was attacked a decade ago, Americans have focused on what it takes to make our nation secure. Military defense and appropriate domestic security measures are important. But there's more to it.


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