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For area businesses, stocking and planning for high school graduation can rival Christmastime


WILLMAR -- For some area businesses, the high school graduation season can be as busy as Christmastime, maybe even busier.

At The Paper Place in Willmar, owner Deb Lenz has arranged napkins, plates, confetti, balloons and table covers in a rainbow of colors. Most are printed with "2011."

The bakery at Cash Wise Foods is geared up to decorate hundreds of cakes while the deli prepares a variety of foods made to order.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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