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Jim Kowalski, who co-founded with his wife the upscale Kowalski's Markets in the Twin Cities three decades ago, has been killed in an airplane accident while flying home from a Canadian fishing trip. He was 67, and the death was first reported by the Star Tribune.

The Pioneer Press quotes Tres Lund, CEO of rival Lunds and Byerly's: "We are in a state of shock and sadness. Jim was a great businessman and merchant, and he is going to be deeply missed by everyone who was fortunate to know him."
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