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Schwanke, farmer from Willmar, Minn., leaves $1M estate to Nature Conservancy

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WILLMAR -- A Willmar man who farmed in Swift and Kandiyohi counties has left his $1 million estate to The Nature Conservancy.

The Nature Conservancy announced today that Herbert Schwanke, who died in February 2011, gave his entire estate for land conservation. The funds will be used to protect the grasslands and wetlands of the Ordway Prairie in Pope County.

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