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Nick Davis, from left, Vicki Davis and Mary Huesing make a presentation Saturday during the downtown "Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!" arts festival to mark the Community Owned Grocery achieving its phase one goal of attracting 300 members. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Milestone as phase II for community owned store in WIllmar, Minn., moves ahead

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WILLMAR -- Organizers for a Community Owned Grocery reached a membership milestone that has launched the project into the phase II planning stage.

After a year in the works it was announced Saturday that 300 people had purchased membership stock in the food cooperative, known as COG.

"We've re-ached our goal. We've reached our 300-member mark," said Mary Catherwood, vice-president of the board of directors.

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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.
(320) 894-9750
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