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James Hill is the director of the Zumbrota public library. He enjoys the small-town feel and access to the outdoors, he said.

Everyday people: Hill loves quiet life in Zumbrota

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ZUMBROTA -- James Hill's life got a lot quieter about five years ago.

The Illinois native and his wife moved from Chicago, where more than 2.7 million inhabitants crowd the urban streets, to Zumbrota, a rural area with a population of just more than 3,200.


"We were looking for some place quieter," Hill said. "We both really like the outdoors."

And as director of the Zumbrota public library, even his workplace stays relatively hushed.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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