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Bill Knofczynski, left, and Paul Rasmussen, from the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s District 8 office in Willmar, explain the Highway 12 reconstruction project and detours to area businesses during an informational meeting Thursday. The project is expected to begin July 7. A meeting for the general public will be held 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the MnDOT headquarters. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Willmar businesses gear up for Highway 12 construction project

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WILLMAR — When reconstruction of a one-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 starts next month on the east side of Willmar, the road work and detours will affect some of the nearly 70 businesses located along the route, especially those that draw foot traffic off the highway.


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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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