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Amy Fladeboe, right, and three students take a rest during a hike in Albania. The two students to her left, Alban and Iris, will be participants in an Outdoor Ambassadors excursion to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northeastern Minnesota in July. (Submitted photo)

Willmarite leads Albanian students to Minnesota


Amy Fladeboe of Willmar remembers teaching her parents about recycling.

And her parents remember teaching their parents not to burn trash or throw pop cans out the car windows.

Today, Fladeboe is working with students in Albania -- a small country north of Greece on the Adriatic Sea -- to teach them some of those same environmental issues Americans dealt with 30 to 40 years ago.

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Sharon Bomstad
Sharon Bomstad is the features editor at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., and is the editor of the newspaper's lifestyle magazine Live it!, as well as the new business publication Business2Business. She has been an employee of the West Central Tribune for more than 30 years.
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