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The pool room at the Willmar Community and Activity Center is used daily. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Retiring boomers will change community activity programming


Aging is the dominant demographic trend in Minnesota and across the country. The number of Minnesotans over the age of 65 will more than double over the next 25 years — to 1.3 million.

Statewide, there will be more individuals over 65 than those who are school age by 2020, according to the League of Minnesota Cities.

The numbers will significantly affect the kinds of services residents look to local governments to provide.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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