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Farmers markets have become the heart and soul of our community, a place where people easily interact, and it's common ground, alive with social and economic activity.  In addition to the great food you can purchase, there is often live music for you to enjoy. 

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Last week, popular personal finance website, WalletHub published findings of the best and worst small cities to start a business in the U.S., in which Cape Girardeau was listed as 36th on the overall “best” list. This ranking comes a few weeks after Cape was listed by business news website, Business Insider as the “most boring” city in Missouri that they said, “you can probably skip.”

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An aluminum smelter will be reopening in Marston, Missouri.

On Friday, plans were announced by Magnitude 7 Metals (M7M) to create nearly 450 jobs at the former St. Jude Industrial Park site, which closed in 2016 due to bankruptcy. According to a press release, starting this year, M7M will be working to bring two production lines back into service over a two-year period to compete in the global aluminum market.

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The city of Cape Girardeau will be joining the Prospect League, a summer collegiate wood bat league, as a new team next year.

This week, the Missouri Job Center in Cape Girardeau began a satellite operation in Perryville’s Higher Education Center. The government-funded employment agency offers help with resumes, job searches and career counseling, and has seen busier days at their Cape office after a local drop in unemployment.

Office manager Michael Berry says they wanted to provide easier access to those from outlying communities, and job centers across the state are doing the same thing.