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Swedish students finish new home in Rockford

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A group of Swedish students celebrate finishing a special home for Rockford.   The group is from Lidkoping, Sweden which is Rockford's sister city.

An international trade agreement lets the Swedish students help build homes in the community.   Lidkoping International Business Developer Linnea Bengtsson says the program has allowed for 48 students to help our community.  "They really enjoy being here, they are amazed by how friendly the people of Rockford are and how generous everyone is and I personally believe this really is helping them grow as individuals to see what opportunities are out there."

So far, three houses have been completed in Rockford as an effort to help rebuild parts of our neighborhoods.  It's being paid for by the SwedishAmerican Foundation

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