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Mother and daughter team Mickey, left, and April Zimmer reorganize items in their quilting store Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe in Paynesville. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Paynesville business owners participating in movement to support local businesses: Committing to 3/50


PAYNESVILLE -- The women at the Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe in Paynesville and thousands of other entrepreneurs around the country are hoping The 3/50 Project will help customers remember to support their local businesses.

Co-owners Mickey and April Zimmer, a mother-daughter team, have done well in their 6-year-old quilting and sewing business, but they've seen other businesses come and go.

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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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