RICHARDTON, N.D. (AP) _ A small town in southwestern North Dakota is getting something back that it lost seven years ago. It's a grocery store.
The nearest supermarket for Richardton, a town of 529 residents, is 15 miles away in Hebron. The largest city, Dickinson, is 23 miles away.
Eighty-three-year-old Richardton resident Clara Hauck said that the store is especially important for older citizens who want to avoid the heavy traffic in the oil patch region.
Hauck says Richardton has had a grocery store off and on throughout the years.
The town is paying for the store through a Bank of North Dakota loan program that allows communities to buy down interest on loans.