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Ernst van Gulijk, center, and James Sieben of Willmar tell a job summit visitor Tuesday about Nova-Tech's poultry-equipment business and the MinnWest Technology Campus the company opened. Credit: Don Davis, Forum Communications Co.

Minnesota businesses look at innovative ideas

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ST. PAUL -- A Willmar company runs the first private business innovation center of its kind in the country.

A Duluth firm based in Canal Park, near Lake Superior, is nearly ready to ship an electronic device designed to help people who do not speak English obtain better medical care.


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