Kaitlin Gillespie

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Hunter Blair and his fiancée, Ronnie Kinsman, pose in the field behind their home on June 2, 2018, in Onalaska, Washington. The pair graduated from Onalaska High School in 2017 and 2016 respectively, and say they intend to settle down in their hometown. “It’s beautiful country up here,” Kinsman said. “Why leave something that we love?”

How one tiny town is battling ‘rural brain drain’

Nearly all high-school graduates in Onalaska, Washington, head off to college — but many come back home after earning a degree