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A portion of the former Erickson Furniture building in downtown Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Committee recommends Willmar Council declare downtown UMEC building unsafe


WILLMAR — The Community Development Committee will recommend the Willmar City Council declare the UMEC USA building (formerly Erickson Furniture), 309/313 Litchfield Ave. S.W. as unsafe.

The council will consider the recommendation Monday night.

The committee acted Thursday after Bruce Peterson, planning and development director, said neglected maintenance has led to significant deterioration, resulting in safety hazards.

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