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Becker Market, offering merchanise from local businesses and vendors, has been a success during its short run. Tribune photo by TJ Jerke

Campaign pushes 'buy local' benefits to community


A campaign to encourage local government entities, businesses and residents to shop locally has been launched by the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street and the Kandi Mall Association.

The "Buy Local First" campaign is designed to educate consumers about what happens when their dollars are put into the pockets of a locally-owned business and what could happen to a community when those business dollars go elsewhere.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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