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Tom Amberg, who now owns the Lakeland Hotel in downtown Willmar, plans to do some exterior work to the building. His plans include pressure-washing and sanding and repainting the metal balcony railings. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Work begins on repair, redevelopment of former Lakeland Hotel in Willmar, Minn.


WILLMAR -- One of the panes of glass in the 86-year-old skylight that lights the lobby of the old Lakeland Hotel building is broken and boarded over.

But every other window is intact and the building's owner, Tom Amberg, hopes to find a replacement pane that matches the original as closely as possible.

The same goes for the wallpaper, the classic woodwork and the building's brick exterior.

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Anne Polta

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