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Kent Skoglund, from left, Gina Lieser, Nathan Streed and Stacey Roberts perform a United Way victory dance during the group's annual awards and thank-you event Friday at the Oaks. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

United Way reaches 99 percent


WILLMAR -- In spite of a challenging year for raising money, the United Way of West Central Minnesota has reached 99.7 percent of its campaign goal of $750,000.

The news was announced Friday during the United Way's annual awards and thank-you event for volunteers and corporate donors.

Donations began to slow last fall as the economy worsened, said Stacey Roberts, executive director.

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