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Charles Cunningham of Minneapolis applies a layer of paint to the exterior of the new African Development Center of Minnesota at 516 Litchfield Avenue in downtown Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

New African Development Center in Willmar, Minn., to offer small business loans and promote cultural understanding


The African Development Center of Minneapolis will open a satellite office in Willmar in the coming week, signaling a significant investment in the community.

The ADC is a non-profit community development and commercial lending agency that seeks to help newcomers gain financial understanding and independence. Its Willmar office will serve Somali communities in Willmar, St. Cloud and Marshall.

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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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