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Paynesville, Minn., businesses look to take a proactive approach


PAYNESVILLE -- Downtown Paynesville businesses that have had thousands of vehicles drive by their front doors every day on state Highway 23 are not leaving their future to chance when the new four-lane bypass opens in a couple weeks.

The community is taking a proactive attitude to make sure people still come downtown, Renee Eckerly, Paynesville city administrator, said.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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