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.
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