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Tami Bauers, a consultant specializing in food cooperative startups, adresses an audience Tuesday during a forum on Willmar's proposed community-owned grocery. Bauers was hired to help the grocery move forward with financing and membership. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Willmar, Minn., community-owned grocery steps up its membership campaign

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All the numbers indicate a community-owned grocery store in downtown Willmar has a good cha-nce of being successful -- but more members will be needed, and soon, for the project to continue moving ahead.


Organizers said Tuesday that they're launching an aggressive membership drive this fall.

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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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