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Pawlenty to speak in Willmar March 31

WILLMAR -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will speak at the Willmar Conference Center on March 31.

Pawlenty will attend a lunch meeting of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the conference center, 2100 Highway 12 E.

Pawlenty will speak about the state bonding bill, the unallotment process and the budget deficit. He will also reflect on his two terms as governor and what he sees next for the state and himself. He will answer questions after his presentation.

Individual tickets are $20 for chamber members and $25 for the general public which includes an all-inclusive lunch. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased by March 30. To purchase tickets call the chamber at 235-0300 or send an e-mail to