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June 8, 2014 8:10 PM

Brookfield, Mo., fights the economic decline of small towns head on

A few years back the north-central Missouri town saw a factory shut down and a theater fall down. What has happened since is a resurgence effort — led mostly, for whatever reason, by the town’s women — that has brought phone calls from all over. The residents of Brookfield stopped fretting about what they needed and went all in on what they had.

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