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City disputes census estimate


WILLMAR -- Willmar city officials contend a forthcoming estimate of the city's population falls short by at least 700 people.

The newest set of figures from the Minnesota State Demographical Center won't be publicly released until July.

But city officials have already seen the estimate and they're disputing it.

"We are challenging it," said Bruce Peterson, the city's community development director.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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