Tina Smith hits the campaign trail with a visit to Willmar
April 20, 2014 — 5:30pm
Lt. Governor candidate and Mark Dayton's running mate Tina Smith visited with supporters and patrons at Dierdre’s Coffee, Willmar, MN.
Tina Smith visited with supporters and patrons at Dierdre’s Coffee, Willmar.
Tina Smith met with Idalia "Charly" Leuze, executive director of the West Central Integration Collaborative and Roberto Valdez, executive director of the Willmar Area Multicultural Business Center. They showed her around some of the new and thriving Latino and Somali businesses in Willmar.
Sahro A. Farah, owner of Bihi Restaurant in Willmar, MN.
With the help of interpreter Abdirizak Mahboub, left, a Somali community organizer. Lt. Governor candidate Tina Smith met with Somali Leaders in a conference room in the Willmar library.
Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.
Segetis, the Golden Valley "green chemistry" company that makes plant-based solvents that are petroleum substitutes, announced plans in 2014 for a $105 million factory at an industrial park in a wood-rich area near Hoyt Lakes, Minn.