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This 4-foot-tall model of the Eiffel Tower placed on a table in front of the entrance is the first thing customers see when they enter the Timeless Traditions bakery owned by Travis Hanson and his wife, Christina. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

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Misfortune led Travis Hanson to a gold-medal career change. “I used to be a crane operator and a construction worker before I went into baking,” Hanson told a customer Tuesday at his shop in Willmar. “It all stemmed from a back injury,” he said of Timeless Traditions, the bakery he and his wife, Christina, have operated on South First Street in Willmar for nearly two years.


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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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