I want to dissolve these polygons (column FIRST_N03_003) except for FID 34 and 77. Essentially, the 003 column is the state, and the 004 column is the city, but some cities are independent and do not belong in a state, which is why the 003 column is left blank for those two particular cities. My goal is to dissolve column 003 but also keep those two cities, to add population data later (so that those 2 cities and the other states are treated on an equal level). Would there be any way to do that?
This is what happens when I dissolve that column as is. I'm assuming the top row in the third column is those two cities, but they're not differentiated. The rest show the name of the states.