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An unidentified woman, left, and Mary Gutierrez from Willmar Shelter House answer questions Saturday at the Willmar Public Library during an informational meeting about the Somali Women's Connection Center. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Small office downtown provides a private space for Somali women to interact as one


WILLMAR -- The office at 410 Becker Ave. would be nothing special for most. A picture of President Obama hanging on the wall provides its only decoration. A single desk covered in papers and four chairs are its only furnishings.

But for Ugbad Hash, the simple space is her one reason for staying in Willmar, and her only hope that next year brings new promise.

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