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Long-time, but now retired Babbitt, Minn. pharmacist Frank Jaeger looks around the newly rebuilt Zup's Food Market Monday in Babbitt. DEREK MONTGOMERY | MPR News 91.3 FM

Babbitt store's struggle to find pharmacist sign of the times

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BABBITT - When a fire destroyed the only grocery store and pharmacy here last fall, it was a devastating loss for the Iron Range town of 1,500.

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The grocery store, Zup's, will open a brand new supermarket Tuesday, but the pharmacy will remain empty, victim of a growing rural trend.

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