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Olivia, Minn., mourns loss of business owner who believed in giving back


OLIVIA -- Olivia is mourning the death of an independent business owner who exemplified the belief that customer service and giving back to the community are the guiding rules for operating a small town business.

Ben Dirks died Saturday at the age of 83 at his home in Olivia after being diagnosed this summer with an incurable cancer.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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