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Angie Wiegmann of Sunburg shops Thursday at the Calendar Club kiosk at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Revenue for Calendar Club, an Austin, Texas, retailer of calendars and games, is a little off this year over last. However, Janet Olney, a local artist who manages the ki-osk, says if she misses her sales goal this year, it won't be by much. Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer

Specialty retailers find success during the holiday season


WILLMAR -- Specialty retailers are finding success in selling different or unusual gift items during the holiday season at the Kandi Mall in Willmar.

Nanna Turkson of Hopkins, a native of Ghana, West Africa, is in her second year of selling ethnic, handmade women's jewelry, along with accessories, in her kiosk near the Herberger's entrance.

Turkson learned about Willmar while earning her degree in economics at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

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