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Roise Avenue, a short stretch from First to Fourth Street Southwest in Willmar, is among the eight streets in the city scheduled for improvements this summer and fall. The street is pictured Tuesday facing east. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

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WILLMAR -- Willmar city officials are trying a new tactic this summer with the 2012 street improvement program: They'll test whether concrete holds up better than asphalt at one of the busiest and wettest stretches in town -- the entrances and exits from Walt's Car Wash on Roise Avenue.

"I can't guarantee that concrete is going to be the answer to that street," said Holly Wilson, public works director for the city.

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Anne Polta

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