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Making the connection: Delegation impressed by Willmar


WILLMAR -- There's something about Minnesota that makes Bengt Erik Lofgren feel comfortable.

It could be because 35 percent of Minnesotans have a Swedish heritage that Lofgren senses a "feeling of friendship" and the basis for "trust" that the Swedish businessman said is necessary for an international business relationship between Sweden and the United States.

Minnesota "is more li-ke Sweden" than any other state.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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