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Mount Pleasant, a rural Wisconsin town with a population of 26,000, will soon be the home of a new Foxconn site. Foxconn is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturing company, and the decision to build a new plant in Wisconsin was covered in “Negative Mount Pleasant,” last week’s episode of “Reply All,” the popular Gimlet podcast. Reporter Sruthi Pinnamaneni investigates the dynamics between local officials and activists in the decision-making process, as well as this past year’s struggle to acquire the land promised to Foxconn and relocate residents. Check out local news coverage of Mount Pleasant politics and opinions of residents, as well as Belt Magazine’s Lawrence Tabak’s continued analysis of the timeline to better understand the issue.

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