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Alice Weiberg, left, and Carol Schmiesing, members of the Willmar Noon Kiwanis Club, work together Thursday at picking up trash along U.S. Highway 12 east of Willmar. The club has "adopted" the area through the state's Adopt a Highway program. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

This month marks 20th anniversary of Adopt a Highway

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WILLMAR -- During a half-mile walk down one side of Highway 12 and a half-mile walk down the other side of the road Thursday, Alice Weiberg and Carol Schmiesing collected seven large bags of garbage.

And that doesn't count the two tires, miscellaneous building supplies and the broken pieces of several wooden chairs that didn't fit in the bags that they piled by the edge of the road.

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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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