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A crew of demolition workers razes part of a building Thursday in the 300 block of Third Street Southwest in downtown Willmar. The unused portion of the UMEC USA building had been in disrepair. A basement area will be excavated, filled and used for parking. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Business in downtown Willmar, Minn., demolishes unused building space to gain parking lot

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WILLMAR -- Demolition was under way Friday of an unused portion of the UMEC USA building in downtown Willmar.

The portion being demolished is located on Third Street Southwest and had housed apartments but the units were in disrepair and had not been rented for a long time, said City Building Official Randy Kardell.


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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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