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Sen. John Thune talks with Levi Doyle, 17 of Alexandria, during one of his stops Thursday morning. The senator travelled to Alexandria, Howard and Salem Thursday to visit with communities. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

Thune hits small towns to talk ag issues, railcar shortage

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ALEXANDRIA — Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., posed a question Thursday morning to those at CHS Farmers Alliance.

"What can Uncle Sam do for you?" he asked the handful of locals gathered in the store.


"Raise crop prices," said resident Matt Schroeder, drawing laughs from others, including Thune.

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