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Gary Stern, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Mi-nneapolis, addreses an au-dience Tuesday at the Oaks on Eagle Creek in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Minneapolis Fed boss says lessons need to be learned on economy


WILLMAR -- The recession is likely to persist for several more months, but there are signs that recovery is "not too far off," a Federal Reserve Bank official told a Willmar audience on Tuesday.

Gary Stern, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, addressed close to 200 people at the event, which was organized by the Young Professionals of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

His forecast for the economy was guardedly optimistic.

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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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