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Kelly Horman of Collision Care in Willmar works Thursday on making front end repairs to a 2002 Ford F-150 truck which had hit a deer. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Support from co-workers leads couple to open auto body shop


WILLMAR — Jim Jacobson joined the Swenson Motor Company body shop as a technician in 1978. He had been serving as manager since 1981 when he and his wife, Pam, learned in late 2011 that the body shop and dealership in east Willmar were going to be sold.

The Jacobsons could have moved elsewhere following the sale. But after other longtime body shop employees said they wanted to stay with Jim, he decided to consider starting a body shop business.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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