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Fern Hauge, left, a resident of Compassionate Cottage in Willmar, browses through recipes Monday with personal assistant Debbie Friedlein. Services that meet the needs of older adults are fueling current and future job growth in health care and social assistance, making this one of the region’s fastest growing job categories. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Health care accounts for 30 percent of jobs created in west central Minnesota over past decade

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WILLMAR — When Bev Werder started her own business, Compassionate Care, in 2002, she had just one employee — herself.


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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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