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Can I use two prepositions with the same noun when one takes the dative and the other the accusative?

I have once written a lengthy answer for exactly this question here. Basically you use a rhetorical figure (the "zeugma"), but - similar to Schiller - in a wrong way. You can (aside from ...
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Can I use two prepositions with the same noun when one takes the dative and the other the accusative?

Your translation Die Handlung findet in und um eine Kleinstadt statt. isn't strictly grammatically correct but quite common and generally accepted. If that bothers you, you can instead say Die ...
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