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EDC in Willmar, Minn., to continue Chamber membership


WILLMAR — The joint powers board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission split 4-2 last week on a vote to retain the EDC’s membership in the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

Support for continuing chamber membership prevailed, but not without heated discussion over whether it’s appropriate for a public entity to belong to what board member Ron Christianson called “basically a lobbyist group.”

“It isn’t right,” Christianson said.

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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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