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Neil Hughes of Willmar works at The Nutty Bavarian, his new business at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

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WILLMAR -- It's easy to tell when you're getting close to The Nutty Bavarian snack stand in the Kandi Mall.

The heavenly aroma of warm cashews, pecans and almonds drifts in all directions from the stand just inside the Big Kmart store.


"It's the smell that sells," Neil Hughes said with a smile, the day after he opened his business. It's the company's slogan.

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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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