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Restaurant owner Ricardo Rodriguez, left, visits with Willmar Area Multicultural Market coordinator Roberto Valdez Jr. at the Los Primos restaurant. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Multicultural Market has evolved to offering encouragement, advice to ethnic businesses


WILLMAR -- When Ricardo Rodriguez decided to go into the restaurant business a year ago, he discovered a new world of paperwork and regulations, made all the more difficult by a language barrier.

Rodriguez said last week that he probably could have gone through the process of opening and operating Los Primos on his own, but it would have been very difficult. Rodriguez has been operating the restaurant and catering business for a little more than a year on Lakeland Drive Southeast.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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