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Shelia Johannes, left, and daughter, Mikayla, look Friday through some of the prom dresses in the Bella Project’s storefront location at the Kandi Mall. The Bella Project is loaning prom dresses to local high school girls for this year’s prom. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Bella Project helps outfit west central Minnesota girls for prom

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WILLMAR — Michelle Syverson stood in the dressing room and turned to show off the strapless ball gown she had tried on.

“I love the color green,” she said, and the dress with its beaded and fitted top fit her perfectly.


Michelle, a junior at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School, said it would be her prom dress.

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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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