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It’s a nice little feel-good story: A tiny town in rural Louisiana has become one of the last places in the U.S. to receive phone service. Mink, a town of about 15 families, was hooked up Monday, and Gov. Kathleen Blanco helped celebrate by making a ceremonial call to 83-year-old Alma Louise Bolton, who has lived in Mink for nearly 50 years without phone service.

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