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This new home is under construction on 12th Street Southeast in Willmar. Local home builders have weathered some weak years recently, they expect 2012 to at least be a stable year and maybe even slightly better. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

West central Minn. home builders look forward to a stronger year


WILLMAR -- The recession led to some bleak years for local home builders but there are signs they may have weathered the worst of it.

Tim Carlson, owner of Carlson Construction of Willmar, sees at least one thing positive about the start of 2012. "We're dealing with one customer that's thinking about building a house, and that's one more than we had last year," he said.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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