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Efrain Cardenas Jr., 11,?of Willmar plays guitar March 9 during the second week of No Strings Attached, a 10-week program that offers middle school students the chance to learn the guitar. Those who complete the program are given a six-string acoustic guitar as a reward. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Want a guitar? No strings attached: Program puts guitars in the hands of middle school students in Willmar, Minn.

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On this day, Room 142 at Willmar Middle School is no ordinary classroom. The desks are gone, discarded to every inch of free space to create a makeshift studio that for the next hour will play host to a collage of budding musicians.


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Dan Burdett
Dan Burdett is the community content coordinator at the West Central Tribune. He has 13 years experience in print media, to include four years enlisted service in the United States Air Force. He has been an employee of Forum Communications since 2005, joining the company after spending two years as the managing editor of the Redwood Gazette and Livewire in Redwood Falls. Prior to his current position, Dan was the presentation editor at the Tribune.
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