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Mills Auto Group purchases Swenson Motors Co. of Willmar, MInn.

Swenson Motor Company of Willmar, which sells Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and GMC vehicles, has been sold to Mills Auto Group and will be relocated to a south Willmar location.

The two company's announced the sale today in print advertisements in the West Central Tribune.

Rollie and Marguerite Swenson thanked all their customers for their "years of patronage and loyalty."

Mills is now taking possession of the remaining inventory and moving those vehicles to its dealership building at 4100 Highway 71 South in Willmar, which also houses its Ford, Lincoln, and Jeep franchises.

The Swenson Motors Co. building at 1301 Highway 12 East, Willmar, suffered a fire on April 23, which destroyed much of the inside of the dealership building. Nearly a month later, a wind storm hit the dealership lot and destroyed a trailer being used as a temporary sales office.

The Swenson company had also previously sold Oldsmobile, Aurora and Plymouth cars until those vehicle lines were discontinued by their respective manufacturers.