New Willmar Community Focus of Star Tribune Article

The new community of African immigrants and refugees settling in the Willmar area once again played a major role in media coverage, as Allie Shah of the Minneapolis Star Tribune offered a fascinating story on the changing Main Streets across Minnesota.

This story, available here as well as on the Star Tribune website, includes comments from ADC Willmar office manager, Yusuf Ahmed, as well as information from the soon-to-be-released survey of African-owned businesses in the Willmar area.

This new American community of immigrants and refugees is making its mark in a number of smaller cities throughout the state, and this article provides engrossing insight into such topics as economic development, main street revitalization, and culture shock that arise with this type of change.

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