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An architect with Engan Associates of Willmar, Andrew Bjur’s local involvement with city government began about 13 years ago when he was interested in seeing improved usage of the parks and better connections in the trail system. A Generation Xer, Bjur is now chairing and volunteering on the Minnesota Green Steps Committee for Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Want to engage younger generations in government? Just ask them!

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Younger generations want to be involved in local government. It’s just that they’d like to be asked to participate.

“I think young people are like most people. They really want to be asked. If they’re asked to do something, most of the time people say yes. It’s that whole engagement on how to approach people,’’ said Andrew Bjur, 37.


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