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Rahla Salah, left, visits Wednesday with Karen Raske at Willmar Library. Salah was one of twelve interpreters who completed 40 hours of professional interpreting training. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Somali community honors a dozen new certified interpreters in Willmar, Minn.


WILLMAR -- The Willmar area has a dozen new certified Somali language interpreters, something that pleases the elders in the Somali community.

The five women and seven men completed 40 hours of professional interpreter training at Ridgewater College this year.

Several of the elders spoke at a graduation ceremony for the new interpreters Wednesday evening at the Willmar Public Library.

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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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