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LETTER: Shop local, not Dollar General

To the editor: A Dollar General is planned for the city of Wessington Springs. Here are my thoughts on it. The city council and mayor failed to notify residents of the city and county to come to the meeting. If you want input into a community pro...

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To the editor:

A Dollar General is planned for the city of Wessington Springs. Here are my thoughts on it.

The city council and mayor failed to notify residents of the city and county to come to the meeting.

If you want input into a community project, you have to give more than a few hours. This needed to be in the public for weeks, not hours.

This Dollar General will be a very bad for the community as there is four businesses that will lose revenue that could cost them thousand of dollars and even bankrupt them. There is not enough population in the county to support all of them. If you want to see businesses close on Main Street, let this happen. If they are allowed to build the people of this community should not spend a dollar in the store from day one to support the Main Street businesses.

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If you want to lose grocery store, True Value, Amkota and the drug store, go ahead and spend money in the new store. Watch Main Street doors go black that this county has spent a lot of money to get it where it is today.

I have done this with WalMart. I personally have not spend a dollar in that store unless I was forced to by a relative that went there. I hate even going through the doors. Just look at what has gone on in Huron since Walmart has arrived. Another point is the profit will not stay in the community like our hometown owners do.

Randy Burnison, Alpena

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