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Earl and Betty Knutson of Willmar look over the downtown design plan discussed Wednesday night at a public meeting in Willmar. Many expressed support for the plan, and city officials say the reaction so far seems to reflect satisfaction with the proposal. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Willmar, Minn., downtown revitalization proposal draws favorable comments


WILLMAR -- Local residents appear satisfied with and excited about a proposed plan to redevelop and revitalize downtown Willmar.

The plan was presented at a public meeting Wednesday night.

"I think it's a great plan and I'm excited to support it any way I can,'' said Mitra Engan, whose family lived in Willmar 38 years ago when the downtown was the hub of the city. "There was a real sense of community. It was the heart of the community.''

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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