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Mon Ku Boung, a Burmese refugee, speaks to a translator about the move he and his wife have made to Willmar. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

Refugees from Burma settling in for work at Jennie-O store


WILLMAR -- Housing and transportation appear to be among the largest obstacles for settling in Willmar for two dozen Burmese refugees who moved here in recent months.

The refugees came to Willmar to work for Jennie-O Turkey Store.

Nine of the refugees met with community representatives in Willmar this week to talk about challenges they face and the community services that might be available to them.

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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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