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Mary Catherwood of Willmar, right, looks over the fresh produce being sold by Larry Larson of Willmar June 14, 2012, during the Becker Market. The market is held Thursday afternoons throughout the summer and into the fall on Becker Avenue in downtown Willmar. Tribune file photo by Ron Adams

Willmar’s downtown: A vibrant downtown, with busy, growing businesses

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Ten years ago, a newcomer might have thought Willmar’s downtown was going downhill.   That may have been the right impression then, but a lot has changed.


Through the work of some ambitious non-profit organizations and a mixture of long-term and new businesses, downtown Willmar is a vibrant, busy place again.

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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.

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