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Community leaders aim to catch influx of new Americans


February 27, 2023

Michael Standaert

Patti Larson displays a map of the town of Sheyenne at a back table at Route 281 Repair and Convenience on Feb. 13, 2023.

Patti Larson has many visions for Sheyenne. None of them include the town dying a slow death.

That is likely its fate unless the town's demographics were to magically change. With two-thirds of its 185 residents over the age of 50, Sheyenne is indeed in its golden years.

Community leaders in Sheyenne and other towns are hopeful that they've found a way to slow or reverse that aging process, b...

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