Our Town Dyersville: Downtown

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DYERSVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- All Summer, KCRG-TV9 will be visiting towns across eastern Iowa to showcase what makes them unique places to live, work and play as part of the KCRG-TV9 Our Town series.

With a population of about 4,200, Dyersville is a curious mix of the modern and what you may expect from rural Iowa.

Dyersville has a downtown core that's in transition. Where department stores had been in the past have given way to more offices and services.

A constant issue is trying to make a town this size *attractive* to younger people, whether they're from here or not.

"We also wanted to focus on the downtown area to make sure it's vibrant and can sustain the life of the community as we move from generation to generation," said Mick Michel, the city administrator.