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A file photo shows the Lakeland Hotel building in downtown Willmar, Minn. (Tribune file photo)

Local effort under way to save Willmar's Lakeland Hotel for future redevelopment


WILLMAR -- In its glory days, the Lakeland Hotel was one of Willmar's premier places to stay.

Built in 1927, the brick structure occupied the heart of downtown Willmar, on the southwest corner of Fourth Street and Litchfield Avenue.

Its 60 rooms were usually full. "That was the place that people got off the train and went to stay," said Bev Dougherty, who has researched the building's past.

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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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