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Willmar, Minn., African population is seeing growth as businesses optimistic


WILLMAR -- Many of the African business owners in Willmar are optimistic about the ultimate success of their businesses in the community, according to a survey of African-owned businesses in the community.

The African Development Center conducted the survey late last year and released the results Thursday.

"The bottom line is there are a lot of good things happening in Willmar in the African community," said Hussein Samatar, ADC executive director.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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