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Bev Dougherty, co-owner of Fabulous Finds, stands by the food shelves in her shop in downtown Willmar. Dougherty and two partners opened Fabulous Finds at the beginning of October last year, just a few days after the former Lillian’s clothing store closed in the first floor of her building. The business is currently open three days a week. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

Willmar, Minn., businesswoman opens a store that offers something for everyone

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WILLMAR — It was a bit of a problem for Bev Dougherty — her biggest tenant was leaving her downtown Willmar building.

Her solution? Open a new business herself.

Dougherty and two partners opened Fabulous Finds at the beginning of October last year, just a few days after the former Lillian’s closed in the first floor of her building at 414 Becker Avenue.

“Now I rent from myself,” Dougherty said.

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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.

Follow me on Twitter: @lindavanderwerf

(320) 214-4340
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