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Dwight Barnes makes Valentine’s Day treats Friday in the kitchen of Mr. B Chocolates in Willmar. Barnes, 82, and semi-retired, founded Mr. B Chocolates a quarter-century ago. He often offers a helping hand during the store’s most active season. This week Mr. B will have a large collection of treats available for those seeking a Valentine’s Day gift for their loved ones. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Chocolate continues to top the list of gifts for Valentine’s Day

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WILLMAR — Romance is in the air at Mr. B Chocolates, and it smells like fine European chocolate.

Workers at the family-owned shop have been busy for days, making hundreds of hand-crafted Belgian-style chocolates to meet the demand this week for Valentine’s Day.


“It’s that special thing you give,” manager Mary Reishus said.

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