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This photo from the Vinje Lutheran Church archives was taken on April 7, 1963, and shows the congregation starting the walk from the old church, at the corner of Becker Avenue and Fifth Street in downtown Willmar, to the new church on Willmar Avenue. (Submitted photo)

50 years on, Willmar, Minn., parishioners to celebrate historic walk this weekend

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WILLMAR — Fifty years ago this weekend, the congregation of Vinje Lutheran Church bade farewell to the building where members had worshipped since the early 1900s and walked together to their new home.


Vinje is recreating the occasion with a “Jubilee Jaunt” on Saturday and a special service Sunday morning.

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