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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

We're just too remote for most


August 11, 2021

Years ago, while living in Bozeman, I suggested that people who didn’t farm or ranch should live in town.

I even recommended folks looking to move to Montana check out existing housing in the small towns scattered across the state where infrastructure is already in place.

This was years before the onslaught of home fixer-upper shows on HGTV, and decades before anyone ever thought about working remotely.

Still, it seemed a good way to slow down sprawl, protect agricultural land, and revitalize rural economies.

It struck me as a good idea then and even a better idea now.

Unfortunately, it d...

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