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Fair food fosters friendships, family traditions

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Vaughn Ekbom lives in Roseville but makes the drive out to Willmar every year for the Kandiyohi County Fair.

Ekbom, owner of Ekbom’s Concessions, sells a variety of fair food. He has family history in Willmar and said the locals continually draw him back to the area.


“I know 80 percent of the people at the window,” said Ekbom. “I like to keep old friends and make new ones.”

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