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Ibrahim Warsame of Willmar, left, and Andy Elwood of Alexandria arrange produce Thursday on their table at Becker Market in downtown Willmar. The produce was grown by the young men and others working in a summer youth employment program funded by stimulus money from the federal government. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

For these kids, stimulus was a blessing

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Andy Elwood and Ibrahim Warsame showed off a table full of fresh vegetables at the Becker Market Thursday afternoon.

They were proud of the box of jalapeno peppers sitting on the table next to bright yellow squash and shiny purple eggplant. A bucket of kohlrabi was on the ground next to the table.

Fresh-picked that day were purple "magic" beans which would turn green when cooked.

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