A taxpayer owned grocery store

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. …

The town is paying for the store through a Bank of North Dakota loan program that allows communities to buy down interest on loans.