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Local retailers deserve a look before residents take their shopping out of town

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A recent survey showed that, despite the increased price of gasoline, local residents are still going out of town for many items.

It's certainly disappointing.


When it comes to items such as clothing and prescription or over-the-counter drugs -- which is surprising, considering the number of pharmacies in Fergus Falls -- the study showed that area residents are making purchases out of town, either online or in another community.

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