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Redevelopment reigns on Willmar’s First Street amid flurry of commercial construction

September 18, 2018

Redevelopment reigns on Willmar’s First Street amid flurry of commercial construction
WILLMAR — It has been a good couple of years for new development in Willmar. From 2016 through 2017, there was approximately $103 million worth of new residential, institutional and commercial construction projects approved by the city. “It is a good number, especially compared to five or six years ago when it was $30 million,” said Aaron Backman, executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. First Street South saw nearly one-fifth